Debian DLA-697-1 : bsdiff security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 94518


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an 'arbitrary write' vulnerability in bsdiff, a tool to patches between binary files.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in bsdiff version 4.3-14+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your bsdiff 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 bsdiff package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94518

File Name: debian_DLA-697.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:bsdiff, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9862