SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : zeromq (SUSE-SU-2020:3264-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 143658
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 zeromq fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-15166: Fixed the possibility of unauthenticated clients causing a denial-of-service (bsc#1176116).

Fixed a heap overflow when receiving malformed ZMTP v1 packets (bsc#1176256)

Fixed a memory leak in client induced by malicious server(s) without CURVE/ZAP (bsc#1176257)

Fixed memory leak when processing PUB messages with metadata (bsc#1176259)

Fixed a stack overflow in PUB/XPUB subscription store (bsc#1176258)

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 15 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SLES_SAP-15-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SLES-15-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Packagehub Subpackages 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Packagehub-Subpackages-15-SP2-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Packagehub Subpackages 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Packagehub-Subpackages-15-SP1-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-2020-3264=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-ESPOS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-2020-3264=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 143658

File Name: suse_SU-2020-3264-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2020

Updated: 1/13/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunwind, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunwind-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunwind-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunwind-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libunwind-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzmq5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzmq5-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzmq5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:zeromq-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:zeromq-devel, 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: 11/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15166