Oracle Linux 9 : libvpx (ELSA-2023-5539)

high Nessus Plugin ID 182912


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Oracle Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2023-5539 advisory.

- VP9 in libvpx before 1.13.1 mishandles widths, leading to a crash related to encoding. (CVE-2023-44488)

- Heap buffer overflow in vp8 encoding in libvpx in Google Chrome prior to 117.0.5938.132 and libvpx 1.13.1 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page. (Chromium security severity: High) (CVE-2023-5217)

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 libvpx and / or libvpx-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 182912

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-5539.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2023

Updated: 10/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5217


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:linux:9::appstream, cpe:/a:oracle:linux:9::codeready_builder, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:9, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvpx, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvpx-devel

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/23/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44488, CVE-2023-5217

IAVA: 2023-A-0511-S