SuSE 10 Security Update : socat (ZYPP Patch Number 8186)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59830


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes two small security issues in socat :

- Fixed a stack overflow in commandline parsing (bnc#627475 / CVE-2010-2799) Only exploitable if an attacker can control the commandline parameters.

- Fixed heap overflow in READLINE output mode. (bnc#759859 / CVE-2012-0219)


Apply ZYPP patch number 8186.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59830

File Name: suse_socat-8186.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/03

Modified: 2012/07/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2799, CVE-2012-0219