openSUSE Security Update : dpkg (openSUSE-2017-549)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for dpkg fixes the following issues :

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2015-0860: Off-by-one error in the extracthalf
function in dpkg-deb/extract.c in the dpkg-deb component
in dpkg allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code via the archive magic version number in an
'old-style' Debian binary package, which triggered a
stack-based buffer overflow (bsc#957160).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dpkg packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100036 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0860

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