SUSE SLES12 Security Update : libsoup (SUSE-SU-2018:2204-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 121042



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for libsoup fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

CVE-2018-12910: Fix crash when handling empty hostnames (bsc#1100097).

CVE-2017-2885: Fix chunk decoding buffer overrun that could be exploited against either clients or servers (bsc#1052916).

Bug fixes: bsc#1086036: translation-update-upstream commented out for Leap

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2019-25=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2019-25=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2019-25=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2019-25=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 121042

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2204-2.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/9/2019

Updated: 2/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsoup-2_4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsoup-2_4-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsoup-2_4-1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsoup-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:typelib-1_0-soup, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/8/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2885, CVE-2018-12910