Slackware Linux 15.0 / current libcue Vulnerability (SSA:2023-283-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 182871

Synopsis

The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to libcue.

Description

The version of libcue installed on the remote host is prior to 2.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2023-283-01 advisory.

- libcue provides an API for parsing and extracting data from CUE sheets. Versions 2.2.1 and prior are vulnerable to out-of-bounds array access. A user of the GNOME desktop environment can be exploited by downloading a cue sheet from a malicious webpage. Because the file is saved to `~/Downloads`, it is then automatically scanned by tracker-miners. And because it has a .cue filename extension, tracker-miners use libcue to parse the file. The file exploits the vulnerability in libcue to gain code execution.
(CVE-2023-43641)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade the affected libcue package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?baf81b83

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 182871

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2023-283-01.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 10/10/2023

Updated: 10/30/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

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-2023-43641

CVSS v3

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: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:libcue, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/9/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-43641