SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : libexif (SUSE-SU-2020:0458-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 134078



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


This update for libexif fixes the following issues :

CVE-2019-9278: Fixed an integer overflow (bsc#1160770).

CVE-2018-20030: Fixed a denial of service by endless recursion (bsc#1120943).

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 Open Buildservice Development Tools 15-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-OBS-15-SP1-2020-458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15-SP1:zypper in
-t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-SP1-2020-458=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2020-458=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134078

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0458-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/26/2020

Updated: 1/13/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-9278


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexif-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexif-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexif12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexif12-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexif12-debuginfo, 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: 2/25/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/20/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20030, CVE-2019-9278