openSUSE Security Update : socat (openSUSE-2015-324)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 83083


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


socat was updated to fix one security issue and bugs.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- socats PROXY-CONNECT address was vulnerable to a buffer overflow with data from command line (CVE-2014-0019, boo#860991)

The following bugs were fixed :

- socat would frequently crash on ppc and armv7l (boo#927161)

- various other bug fixes in


Update the affected socat packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83083

File Name: openSUSE-2015-324.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/27

Modified: 2015/04/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:socat, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:socat-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:socat-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0019