openSUSE Security Update : Privoxy (openSUSE-2016-132)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88553


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to Privoxy 3.0.24 fixes two minor security issues.

The vulnerabilities should not be exploitable in the binary as compiled in openSUSE.

- CVE-2016-1982: Corrupt chunk-encoded content could cause an invalid read (boo#963151)

- CVE-2016-1983: Empty Host headers in client requests could result in invalid reads (boo#963152)

This update also contains general bug fixes and improvements as well as white and blacklist updates.


Update the affected Privoxy packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88553

File Name: openSUSE-2016-132.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/03

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:privoxy, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:privoxy-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:privoxy-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: 2016/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1982, CVE-2016-1983