SUSE SLES11 Security Update : openvpn (SUSE-SU-2017:1642-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100986
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionTo 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'.