SUSE SLES12 Security Update : libconfuse0 (SUSE-SU-2022:3331-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 165306



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE- SU-2022:3331-1 advisory.

- cfg_tilde_expand in confuse.c in libConfuse 3.3 has a heap-based buffer over-read. (CVE-2022-40320)

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 libconfuse-devel, libconfuse0 and / or libconfuse0-lang packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 165306

File Name: suse_SU-2022-3331-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/22/2022

Updated: 9/22/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40320


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libconfuse-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libconfuse0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libconfuse0-lang, 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: 9/21/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40320

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:3331-1