Upstream information

CVE-2015-8863 at MITRE


Off-by-one error in the tokenadd function in jv_parse.c in jq allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long JSON-encoded number, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 10
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1014176 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 976992 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1
  • jq >= 1.5-1.27
  • libjq-devel >= 1.5-1.27
  • libjq1 >= 1.5-1.27
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3
  • jq >= 1.6-3.3.1
  • libjq-devel >= 1.6-3.3.1
  • libjq1 >= 1.6-3.3.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • jq >= 1.5-3.3
  • libjq-devel >= 1.5-3.3
  • libjq1 >= 1.5-3.3
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA jq-1.5-3.3

First public cloud image revisions this CVE is fixed in:

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 jq In progress
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 jq Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 jq In progress
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 jq In progress