SUSE SLES12 Security Update : tigervnc (SUSE-SU-2020:0266-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 133395
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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


This update for tigervnc provides the following fixes :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2019-15691: Fixed a use-after-return due to incorrect usage of stack memory in ZRLEDecoder (bsc#1159856).

CVE-2019-15692: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in CopyRectDecode (bsc#1160250).

CVE-2019-15693: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow in TightDecoder::FilterGradient (bsc#1159858).

CVE-2019-15694: Fixed a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper error handling in processing MemOutStream (bsc#1160251).

CVE-2019-15695: Fixed a stack-based buffer overflow, which could be triggered from CMsgReader::readSetCursor (bsc#1159860).

Non-security issue fixed :

Make sure CN in generated certificate doesn't exceed 64 characters.

Change to generate TLS certificate using current hostname to keep it short. (bsc#1041847)

Disable MIT-SHM extension when running under user 'vnc'. (bsc#1053373)

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 for SAP 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2020-266=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2020-266=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133395

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0266-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2020

Updated: 2/4/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:tigervnc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:tigervnc-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:tigervnc-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-xvnc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-xvnc-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 1/30/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/26/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15693, CVE-2019-15692, CVE-2019-15691, CVE-2019-15694, CVE-2019-15695