SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : unbound (SUSE-SU-2020:1772-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 138302



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


This update for unbound fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-12662: Fixed an issue where unbound could have been tricked into amplifying an incoming query into a large number of queries directed to a target (bsc#1171889).

CVE-2020-12663: Fixed an issue where malformed answers from upstream name servers could have been used to make unbound unresponsive (bsc#1171889).

CVE-2019-18934: Fixed a vulnerability in the IPSec module which could have allowed code execution after receiving a special crafted answer (bsc#1157268).

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 Basesystem 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2020-1772=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-1772=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 138302

File Name: suse_SU-2020-1772-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/9/2020

Updated: 3/1/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-18934


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunbound2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunbound2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unbound-anchor, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unbound-anchor-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unbound-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unbound-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:unbound-devel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 6/26/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/19/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-18934, CVE-2020-12662, CVE-2020-12663