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

high Nessus Plugin ID 101768



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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101768

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

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/17/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2017

Reference Information

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