SUSE SLES11 Security Update : openvpn (SUSE-SU-2017:1642-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100986


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


This update for openvpn fixes the following issues :

- It was possible to trigger an assertion by sending a malformed IPv6 packet. That issue could have been abused to remotely shutdown an openvpn server or client, if IPv6 and --mssfix were enabled and if the IPv6 networks used inside the VPN were known. [bsc#1044947, CVE-2017-7508]

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.


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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-openvpn-13166=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-openvpn-13166=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100986

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1642-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/22

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvpn, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvpn-auth-pam-plugin, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7508

OSVDB: 159691