openSUSE 15 Security Update : libuev (openSUSE-SU-2024:0023-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 189203



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the openSUSE- SU-2024:0023-1 advisory.

- uev (aka libuev) before 2.4.1 has a buffer overflow in epoll_wait if maxevents is a large number.

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 libuev-devel and / or libuev3 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 189203

File Name: openSUSE-2024-0023-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/19/2024

Updated: 1/22/2024

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

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-2022-48620


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:opensuse:libuev-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libuev3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.5

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: 1/18/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-48620