SUSE SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : distribution (SUSE-SU-2023:2154-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 175532



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:2154-1 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the `/v2/_catalog` endpoint in distribution/distribution, which accepts a parameter to control the maximum number of records returned (query string: `n`). This vulnerability allows a malicious user to submit an unreasonably large value for `n,` causing the allocation of a massive string array, possibly causing a denial of service through excessive use of memory. (CVE-2023-2253)

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 distribution-registry package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 175532

File Name: suse_SU-2023-2154-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/13/2023

Updated: 7/14/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-2253


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:distribution-registry, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 5/9/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/9/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-2253

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:2154-1