GLSA-201610-01 : Groovy: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 93902


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201610-01 (Groovy: Arbitrary code execution)

Groovy’s MethodClosure class, in runtime/, is vulnerable to a crafted serialized object.
Impact :

Remote attackers could potentially execute arbitrary code, or cause Denial of Service condition Workaround :

A workaround exists by using a custom security policy file utilizing the standard Java security manager, or do not rely on serialization to communicate remotely.


All Groovy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/groovy-2.4.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93902

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201610-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/07

Modified: 2016/10/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:groovy, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3253

GLSA: 201610-01