SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : libcryptopp (SUSE-SU-2024:0157-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 189206



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLED_SAP15 / SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:0157-1 advisory.

- ModularSquareRoot in Crypto++ (aka cryptopp) through 8.9.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via crafted DER public-key data associated with squared odd numbers, such as the square of 268995137513890432434389773128616504853. (CVE-2023-50981)

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 libcryptopp-devel, libcryptopp8_6_0 and / or libcryptopp8_6_0-32bit packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 189206

File Name: suse_SU-2024-0157-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/19/2024

Updated: 1/19/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-50981


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcryptopp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcryptopp8_6_0, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/18/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-50981

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:0157-1