SUSE SLES11 Security Update : zlib (SUSE-SU-2016:3209-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for zlib fixes the following issues :

- Incompatible declarations for external linkage function
deflate (bnc#1003577)

- CVE-2016-9842: Undefined Left Shift of Negative Number
(bnc#1003580)

- CVE-2016-9840 CVE-2016-9841: Out-of-bounds pointer
arithmetic in inftrees.c (bnc#1003579)

- CVE-2016-9843: Big-endian out-of-bounds pointer

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/1003577
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1003579
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1003580
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1013882
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9840.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9841.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9842.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9843.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?cc51a2ee

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-zlib-12902=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-zlib-12902=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-zlib-12902=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 : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96077 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9840
CVE-2016-9841
CVE-2016-9842
CVE-2016-9843

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