SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : tigervnc (SUSE-SU-2014:1592-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for tigervnc provides the following fixes :

- Fixed integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based
buffer overflow in screen size handling. (CVE-2014-8240)

- Send correctly keys that don't type any characters, such
as CTRL+Space. (bnc#906922)

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 :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8240.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=900896
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=906922
http://www.nessus.org/u?750869a8

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 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-101

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-101

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83649 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70391

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8240

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