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OpenSUSE Linux update for file

Published: 2020-05-23
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-18218
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Novell

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-18218

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the cdf_read_property_info() function in cdf.c in file due to improper restrictions of the number of CDF_VECTOR elements. A local user can place a specially crafted CDF (Composite Document File) file on the system, trick the victim into reading it with the affected software, trigger heap-based buffer overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write) and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Opensuse: 15.1

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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