Debian DLA-513-1 : nspr security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 91577


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a buffer overflow in a sprintf utility within nspr, the NetScape Portable Runtime library.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in nspr version 2:4.9.2-1+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your nspr packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91577

File Name: debian_DLA-513.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/14

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4-0d, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnspr4-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1951