SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : pcre (SUSE-SU-2022:2334-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 163019



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED12 / SLED_SAP12 / SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:2334-1 advisory.

- An out-of-bounds read vulnerability was discovered in the PCRE2 library in the compile_xclass_matchingpath() function of the pcre2_jit_compile.c file. This involves a unicode property matching issue in JIT-compiled regular expressions. The issue occurs because the character was not fully read in case-less matching within JIT. (CVE-2022-1586)

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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 163019

File Name: suse_SU-2022-2334-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2022

Updated: 7/14/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1586


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpcre1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpcre1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpcre16-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpcrecpp0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpcrecpp0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpcreposix0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:pcre-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:pcre-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:pcre-tools, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1586

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:2334-1