SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libidn (SUSE-SU-2016:2079-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for libidn fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6262 and CVE-2015-8948: Out-of-bounds-read when
reading one zero byte as input (bsc#990189)

- CVE-2016-6261: Out-of-bounds stack read in
idna_to_ascii_4i (bsc#990190)

- CVE-2016-6263: stringprep_utf8_nfkc_normalize reject
invalid UTF-8 (bsc#990191)

- CVE-2015-2059: out-of-bounds read with stringprep on
invalid UTF-8 (bsc#923241)

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/923241
https://bugzilla.suse.com/990189
https://bugzilla.suse.com/990190
https://bugzilla.suse.com/990191
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-2059.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8948.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6261.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6262.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6263.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?8a3683db

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1228=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1228=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1228=1

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 : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93292 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72736

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2059
CVE-2015-8948
CVE-2016-6261
CVE-2016-6262
CVE-2016-6263

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