Fedora 37 : libeconf (2023-b4b77f950c)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181328



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


The remote Fedora 37 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-b4b77f950c advisory.

- A Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') vulnerability in openSUSE libeconf leads to DoS via malformed config files. This issue affects libeconf: before 0.5.2.

- A stack overflow vulnerability exists in function read_file in atlibeconf/lib/getfilecontents.c in libeconf 0.5.1 allows attackers to cause a Denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-30079)

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 libeconf package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181328

File Name: fedora_2023-b4b77f950c.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/13/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-30079


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:37, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libeconf

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/28/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-22652, CVE-2023-30079