SUSE SLES11 Security Update : openvpn (SUSE-SU-2017:1642-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for openvpn fixes the following issues :

- It was possible to trigger an assertion by sending a
malformed IPv6 packet. That issue could have been abused
to remotely shutdown an openvpn server or client, if
IPv6 and --mssfix were enabled and if the IPv6 networks
used inside the VPN were known. [bsc#1044947,
CVE-2017-7508]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1044947
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7508.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?bb4b8743

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
slessp3-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
sleposp3-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp3-openvpn-13166=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100986 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7508

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