RHEL 7 : libraw (Unpatched Vulnerability)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 199041


The remote Red Hat 7 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that will not be patched.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

- libraw: Memory corruption in the parse_tiff_ifd() (CVE-2017-6886)

- A boundary error within the parse_tiff_ifd() function (internal/dcraw_common.cpp) in LibRaw versions before 0.18.2 can be exploited to cause a memory corruption via e.g. a specially crafted KDC file with model set to DSLR-A100 and containing multiple sequences of 0x100 and 0x14A TAGs. (CVE-2017-6887)

- An issue was discovered in LibRaw 0.18.9. There is a stack-based buffer overflow in the utf2char function in libraw_cxx.cpp. (CVE-2018-10528)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager's report that the package is installed.


The vendor has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but no solution has been provided. Refer to the vendor for remediation guidance.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 199041

File Name: redhat_unpatched_libraw-rhel7.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6886


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libraw, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6886, CVE-2017-6887, CVE-2018-10528, CVE-2018-10529, CVE-2018-20364, CVE-2018-20365, CVE-2018-5800, CVE-2018-5810, CVE-2018-5813, CVE-2020-15503, CVE-2023-1729