Slackware Linux 15.0 / current python3 Vulnerability (SSA:2022-286-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166136


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to python3.


The version of python3 installed on the remote host is prior to 3.9.15. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2022-286-01 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.


Upgrade the affected python3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166136

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2022-286-01.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 10/14/2022

Updated: 2/2/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40674


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:python3, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40674