AlmaLinux 8 : compat-exiv2-026 (ALSA-2022:1797)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 161101


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing a security update.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALSA-2022:1797 advisory.

- A stack exhaustion issue in the printIFDStructure function of Exiv2 0.27 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (DOS) via a crafted file. (CVE-2020-18898)

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 compat-exiv2-026 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 161101

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2022-1797.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 5/12/2022

Updated: 5/12/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-18898


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:N/I:N/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:compat-exiv2-026, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/19/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-18898

ALSA: 2022:1797