SUSE SLES11 Security Update : gcc43 (SUSE-SU-2018:1498-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110338


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


This update for gcc43 fixes the following issues: This update adds support for 'expolines' on s390x, allowing fixing CVE-2017-5715 in a more lightweight fashion. (bsc#1086069) The option flags are the same as for the x86 retpolines. A compiler crash when building userland packages with x86 retpolines was fixed. (bsc#1092807)

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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-gcc43-13639=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-gcc43-13639=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-gcc43-13639=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-gcc43-13639=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-gcc43-13639=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-gcc43-13639=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110338

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1498-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/06

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cpp43, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gcc43, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gcc43-c++, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gcc43-info, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gcc43-locale, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libstdc++43-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020