SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libzip (SUSE-SU-2015:0668-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83711
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VPR Score: 8.8


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


Libzip was updated to fix one security issue.

A zip file with an unusually large number of entries could have caused an integer overflow leading to a write past the heap boundary, crashing the application. (CVE-2015-2331 bnc#923240)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-154=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-154=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-154=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83711

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0668-1.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzip-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzip-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzip2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzip2-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 3/20/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/30/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2331

BID: 73182