SUSE SLES12 Security Update : expat (SUSE-SU-2022:3466-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 165579

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE- SU-2022:3466-1 advisory.

- libexpat before 2.4.9 has a use-after-free in the doContent function in xmlparse.c. (CVE-2022-40674)

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

Solution

Update the affected expat, libexpat-devel, libexpat1 and / or libexpat1-32bit packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1203438

http://www.nessus.org/u?f0bb7b58

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-40674

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 165579

File Name: suse_SU-2022-3466-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2022

Updated: 12/2/2022

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40674

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:expat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libexpat1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libexpat-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libexpat1-32bit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 9/29/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40674

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:3466-1