openSUSE 15 Security Update : hivex (openSUSE-SU-2021:1319-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 153796



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SUSE15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the openSUSE-SU-2021:1319-1 advisory.

- hivex: stack overflow due to recursive call of _get_children() (CVE-2021-3622)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 153796

File Name: openSUSE-2021-1319.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2021

Updated: 1/20/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3622


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:hivex, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:hivex-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libhivex0, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ocaml-hivex, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ocaml-hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-win-hivex, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-hivex, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.2

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: 9/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3622