SUSE SLES12 Security Update : mdadm (SUSE-SU-2023:3691-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 181752



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


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:3691-1 advisory.

- Buffer overflow in some Intel(R) SSD Tools software before version mdadm-4.2-rc2 may allow a privileged user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2023-28736)

- Uncontrolled resource consumption in some Intel(R) SSD Tools software before version mdadm-4.2-rc2 may allow a priviledged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access. (CVE-2023-28938)

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 mdadm package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 181752

File Name: suse_SU-2023-3691-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2023

Updated: 9/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28736


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mdadm, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 9/19/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28736, CVE-2023-28938

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:3691-1