OpenSUSE Linux update for nmap

Published: 2019-05-14 | Updated: 2019-05-14
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-15173
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Opensuse Subscribe
Vendor Novell

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-15173

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to stack-based buffer overflow when the -sV option is used. A remote unauthenticated attacker can supply a specially crafted TCP-based service, trigger memory corruption and cause the service to crash.


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Opensuse: 42.3

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.