openSUSE Security Update : dpkg (openSUSE-2017-549)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100036


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for dpkg fixes the following issues :

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2015-0860: Off-by-one error in the extracthalf function in dpkg-deb/extract.c in the dpkg-deb component in dpkg allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the archive magic version number in an 'old-style' Debian binary package, which triggered a stack-based buffer overflow (bsc#957160).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.


Update the affected dpkg packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100036

File Name: openSUSE-2017-549.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/09

Modified: 2017/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:update-alternatives, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:update-alternatives-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:update-alternatives-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0860