SUSE SLES12 Security Update : taglib (SUSE-SU-2020:2968-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 143786



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


This update for taglib fixes the following issues :

CVE-2018-11439: The TagLib::Ogg::FLAC::File::scan function allowed remote attackers to cause information disclosure (heap-based buffer over-read) via a crafted audio file (bsc#1096180).

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 Workstation Extension 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP5-2020-2968=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2020-2968=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-2968=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 143786

File Name: suse_SU-2020-2968-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2020

Updated: 12/11/2020

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtag1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtag1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtag_c0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtag_c0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:taglib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:taglib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:taglib-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 10/20/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/30/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11439