Fedora 38 : lldpd (2023-88991d2713)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174525



The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Fedora 38 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-88991d2713 advisory.

- A flaw was found in multiple versions of OpenvSwitch. Specially crafted LLDP packets can cause memory to be lost when allocating data to handle specific optional TLVs, potentially causing a denial of service.
The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2020-27827)

- In lldpd before 1.0.13, when decoding SONMP packets in the sonmp_decode function, it's possible to trigger an out-of-bounds heap read via short SONMP packets. (CVE-2021-43612)

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


Update the affected lldpd package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 174525

File Name: fedora_2023-88991d2713.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/20/2023

Updated: 10/23/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-27827


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-43612

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:38, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:lldpd

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27827, CVE-2021-43612