SUSE SLES12 Security Update : libssh2_org (SUSE-SU-2023:3738-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181826



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:3738-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in function _libssh2_packet_add in libssh2 1.10.0 allows attackers to access out of bounds memory. (CVE-2020-22218)

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 libssh2-1, libssh2-1-32bit and / or libssh2-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181826

File Name: suse_SU-2023-3738-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/23/2023

Updated: 10/9/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-22218


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libssh2-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libssh2-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libssh2-1-32bit

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: 9/22/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-22218

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:3738-1