SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : gettext-runtime (SUSE-SU-2020:2296-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 139781

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


This update for gettext-runtime fixes the following issues :

Fix boo941629-unnessary-rpath-on-standard-path.patch (bsc#941629)

Added msgfmt-double-free.patch to fix a double free error (CVE-2018-18751 bsc#1113719)

Add patch msgfmt-reset-msg-length-after-remove.patch which does reset the length of message string after a line has been removed (bsc#1106843)

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 Basesystem 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2020-2296=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-2296=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139781

File Name: suse_SU-2020-2296-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/25

Updated: 2020/08/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gettext-runtime, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gettext-runtime-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gettext-runtime-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gettext-runtime-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gettext-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gettext-tools-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: 2020/08/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18751