SUSE SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : tpm2-0-tss (SUSE-SU-2023:0613-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 172102



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:0613-1 advisory.

- tpm2-tss is an open source software implementation of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2 Software Stack (TSS2). In affected versions `Tss2_RC_SetHandler` and `Tss2_RC_Decode` both index into `layer_handler` with an 8 bit layer number, but the array only has `TPM2_ERROR_TSS2_RC_LAYER_COUNT` entries, so trying to add a handler for higher-numbered layers or decode a response code with such a layer number reads/writes past the end of the buffer. This Buffer overrun, could result in arbitrary code execution. An example attack would be a MiTM bus attack that returns 0xFFFFFFFF for the RC. Given the common use case of TPM modules an attacker must have local access to the target machine with local system privileges which allows access to the TPM system. Usually TPM access requires administrative privilege. (CVE-2023-22745)

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: Medium

ID: 172102

File Name: suse_SU-2023-0613-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2023

Updated: 7/14/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-22745


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-sys0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-fapi0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-tcti-device0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-tcti-mssim0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tpm2-0-tss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tpm2-0-tss-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-mu0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-esys0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-rc0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtss2-tctildr0, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 3/3/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-22745

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:0613-1