Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2253-1 lynis -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 21 Jun 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-13033.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was a vulnerability in the lynis security auditing tool. The license key could be obtained by simple observation of the process list when a data upload is being performed.
In CISOfy Lynis 2.x through 2.7.5, the license key can be obtained by looking at the process list when a data upload is being performed. This license can be used to upload data to a central Lynis server. Although no data can be extracted by knowing the license key, it may be possible to upload the data of additional scans.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.3-1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your lynis packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS