Debian DLA-794-1 : groovy security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 96666

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that a flaw in Apache Groovy, a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine, allows remote code execution wherever deserialization occurs in the application. It is possible for an attacker to craft a special serialized object that will execute code directly when deserialized. All applications which rely on serialization and do not isolate the code which deserializes objects are subject to this vulnerability.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.6-1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your groovy 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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected groovy, and groovy-doc packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/01/msg00029.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/groovy

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96666

File Name: debian_DLA-794.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/23

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

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: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:groovy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:groovy-doc, 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: 2017/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6814