SUSE SLES11 Security Update : gnutls (SUSE-SU-2017:1886-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101768

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for gnutls fixes the following issues :

- GNUTLS-SA-2017-3 / CVE-2017-7869: An out-of-bounds write in OpenPGP certificate decoding was fixed (bsc#1034173)

- CVE-2017-6891: A potential stack-based buffer overflow in the bundled libtasn1 was fixed (bsc#1040621)

- An address read of 4 bytes past the end of buffer in OpenPGP certificate parsing was fixed (bsc#1038337)

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.

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-gnutls-13212=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-gnutls-13212=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slehasp4-gnutls-13212=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-gnutls-13212=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1034173

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1038337

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1040621

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6891/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7869/

http://www.nessus.org/u?bbc63be8

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101768

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1886-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/17

Updated: 2018/11/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutls-extra26, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutls26, 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: 2017/07/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6891, CVE-2017-7869