SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : gnutls (SUSE-SU-2018:2930-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120112


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


This update for gnutls fixes the following security issues :

Improved mitigations against Lucky 13 class of attacks

CVE-2018-10846: 'Just in Time' PRIME + PROBE cache-based side channel attack can lead to plaintext recovery (bsc#1105460)

CVE-2018-10845: HMAC-SHA-384 vulnerable to Lucky thirteen attack due to use of wrong constant (bsc#1105459)

CVE-2018-10844: HMAC-SHA-256 vulnerable to Lucky thirteen attack due to not enough dummy function calls (bsc#1105437)

CVE-2017-10790: The _asn1_check_identifier function in Libtasn1 caused a NULL pointer dereference and crash (bsc#1047002)

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 Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2018-2070=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-2070=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120112

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2930-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Updated: 2020/03/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-10845

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gnutls-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutls30, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutls30-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutls30-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutlsxx-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutlsxx28, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libgnutlsxx28-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 2018/09/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10790, CVE-2018-10844, CVE-2018-10845, CVE-2018-10846