SUSE SLES11 Security Update : pam_pkcs11 (SUSE-SU-2018:2843-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117703


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


This update for pam_pkcs11 fixes the following security issues :

It was possible to replay an authentication by using a specially prepared smartcard or token (bsc#1105012)

Prevent buffer overflow if a user has a home directory with a length of more than 512 bytes (bsc#1105012)

Memory not cleaned properly before free() (bsc#1105012)

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 Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-pam_pkcs11-13784=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-pam_pkcs11-13784=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117703

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2843-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/25

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:pam_pkcs11, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/24