Debian DLA-597-1 : libupnp security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 93017
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It has been discovered that libupnp's default behaviour allows anyone to write to the filesystem of the system running a libupnp-based server application.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.17-1.2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libupnp 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: 93017

File Name: debian_DLA-597.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/18/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libupnp-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libupnp6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libupnp6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libupnp6-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libupnp6-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6255