openSUSE Security Update : libressl (openSUSE-2017-560)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 100042


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for libressl to version 2.5.1 fixes the following issues :

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-0702: Prevent side channel attack on modular exponentiation (boo#968050).

- CVE-2016-7056: Avoid a side-channel cache-timing attack that can leak the ECDSA private keys when signing (boo#1019334).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Detect zero-length encrypted session data early

- Curve25519 Key Exchange support.

- Support for alternate chains for certificate verification.

- Added EVP interface for MD5+SHA1 hashes

- Fixed DTLS client failures when the server sends a certificate request.

- Corrected handling of padding when upgrading an SSLv2 challenge into an SSLv3/TLS connection.

- Allowed protocols and ciphers to be set on a TLS config object in libtls.


Update the affected libressl packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 100042

File Name: openSUSE-2017-560.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/09

Modified: 2017/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

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


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcrypto41, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcrypto41-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcrypto41-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libcrypto41-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libressl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libressl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libressl-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libressl-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libressl-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libssl43, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libssl43-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libssl43-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libssl43-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libtls15, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libtls15-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libtls15-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libtls15-debuginfo-32bit, 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-2016-0702, CVE-2016-7056