GLSA-201612-35 : XStream: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95738


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-35 (XStream: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

It was found that XStream would deserialize arbitrary user-supplied XML content, thus representing objects of any type.
Impact :

A remote attacker could pass a specially crafted XML document to XStream, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All XStream users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/xstream-1.4.8-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95738

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-35.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/13

Modified: 2016/12/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7285

GLSA: 201612-35