openSUSE Security Update : dropbear (openSUSE-SU-2013:1616-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

dropbear was updated to version 2013.60 to fix following bugs :

- Fix 'make install' so that it doesn't always install to
/bin and /sbin

- Fix 'make install MULTI=1', installing manpages failed

- Fix 'make install' when scp is included since it has no

- Make --disable-bundled-libtom work

- used as bug fix release for bnc#845306 - VUL-0:
CVE-2013-4421 and CVE-2013-4434

- provided links for download sources

- employed gpg-offline - verify sources

- imported upstream version 2013.59

- Fix crash from -J command Thanks to Lluís
Batlle i Rossell and Arnaud Mouiche for patches

- Avoid reading too much from /proc/net/rt_cache since
that causes system slowness.

- Improve EOF handling for half-closed connections Thanks
to Catalin Patulea

- Send a banner message to report PAM error messages
intended for the user Patch from Martin Donnelly

- Limit the size of decompressed payloads, avoids memory
exhaustion denial of service Thanks to Logan Lamb for
reporting and investigating it

- Avoid disclosing existence of valid users through
inconsistent delays Thanks to Logan Lamb for reporting

- Update config.guess and config.sub for newer

- Avoid segfault in server for locked accounts

- 'make install' now installs manpages dropbearkey.8 has
been renamed to dropbearkey.1 manpage added for

- Get rid of one second delay when running non-interactive

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dropbear packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75182 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62958

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4421

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