SUSE SLES15 Security Update : libqb (SUSE-SU-2023:3727-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 181827



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE- SU-2023:3727-1 advisory.

- log_blackbox.c in libqb before 2.0.8 allows a buffer overflow via long log messages because the header size is not considered. (CVE-2023-39976)

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 181827

File Name: suse_SU-2023-3727-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/23/2023

Updated: 9/23/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-39976


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:libqb-tests, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:doxygen2man, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libqb-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libqb-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libqb100, 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: 9/22/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/8/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-39976

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:3727-1