SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : netpbm (SUSE-SU-2019:0855-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 123748


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


This update for netpbm fixes the following issues :

CVE-2018-8975: The pm_mallocarray2 function allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read) via a crafted image file (bsc#1086777).

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 Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2019-855=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2019-855=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123748

File Name: suse_SU-2019-0855-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/4/2019

Updated: 1/13/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnetpbm-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnetpbm11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnetpbm11-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:netpbm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:netpbm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:netpbm-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8975