SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : libnettle (SUSE-SU-2018:4193-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 120192


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


This update for libnettle fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2018-16869: Fixed a leaky data conversion exposing a manager oracle (bsc#1118086)

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 Open Buildservice Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-OBS-15-2018-2986=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2018-2986=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-2986=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 120192

File Name: suse_SU-2018-4193-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libhogweed4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libhogweed4-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libhogweed4-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle6-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle6-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nettle, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nettle-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16869