EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : less (EulerOS-SA-2019-2164)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 130873

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.


According to the version of the less package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :

- An out of bound read, with a maximum of 5 bytes, was found in the way the is_utf8_well_formed() function parsed UTF-8 characters. If less was to be recompiled with an address sanitizer, a specially crafted input could crash less.(CVE-2014-9488)

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


Update the affected less package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 130873

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2019-2164.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2019/11/12

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:less, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9488

BID: 74159