SUSE SLES12 Security Update : exiv2 (SUSE-SU-2020:0860-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 135223



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


This update for exiv2 fixes the following issues :

CVE-2018-17581: Fixed an excessive stack consumption in CiffDirectory:readDirectory() which might have led to denial of service (bsc#1110282).

CVE-2019-13110: Fixed an integer overflow and an out of bounds read in CiffDirectory:readDirectory which might have led to denial of service (bsc#1142678).

CVE-2019-13113: Fixed a potential denial of service via an invalid data location in a CRW image (bsc#1142683).

CVE-2019-17402: Fixed an improper validation of the relationship of the total size to the offset and size in Exiv2::getULong (bsc#1153577).

CVE-2019-20421: Fixed an infinite loop triggered via an input file (bsc#1161901).

CVE-2017-9239: Fixed a segmentation fault in TiffImageEntry::doWriteImage function (bsc#1040973).

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2020-860=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2020-860=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-860=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-860=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135223

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0860-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/6/2020

Updated: 4/8/2020

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/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:exiv2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:exiv2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexiv2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexiv2-12-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/26/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9239, CVE-2018-17581, CVE-2019-13110, CVE-2019-13113, CVE-2019-17402, CVE-2019-20421