openSUSE Security Update : libcares2 (openSUSE-2016-1373)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95463


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for libcares2 fixes the following issues :

- ares_create_query() single byte out of buffer write (CVE-2016-5180, boo#1007728)


Update the affected libcares2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95463

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1373.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/02

Modified: 2016/12/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcares-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcares2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcares2-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcares2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcares2-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcares2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5180