SUSE SLES12 Security Update : tcpdump (SUSE-SU-2020:3360-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 143787


New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


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


This update for tcpdump fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-8037: Fixed an issue where PPP decapsulator did not allocate the right buffer size (bsc#1178466).

The previous update of tcpdump already fixed variuous Buffer overflow/overread vulnerabilities [bsc#1153098, bsc#1153332]

CVE-2017-16808 (AoE)

CVE-2018-14468 (FrameRelay)

CVE-2018-14469 (IKEv1)

CVE-2018-14470 (BABEL)

CVE-2018-14466 (AFS/RX)

CVE-2018-14461 (LDP)

CVE-2018-14462 (ICMP)

CVE-2018-14465 (RSVP)

CVE-2018-14464 (LMP)

CVE-2019-15166 (LMP)

CVE-2018-14880 (OSPF6)

CVE-2018-14882 (RPL)

CVE-2018-16227 (802.11)

CVE-2018-16229 (DCCP)

CVE-2018-14467 (BGP)

CVE-2018-14881 (BGP)

CVE-2018-16230 (BGP)

CVE-2018-16300 (BGP)

CVE-2018-14463 (VRRP)

CVE-2019-15167 (VRRP)

CVE-2018-14879 (tcpdump -V)

CVE-2018-16228 (HNCP) is a duplicate of the already fixed CVE-2019-1010220

CVE-2018-16301 (fixed in libpcap)

CVE-2018-16451 (SMB)

CVE-2018-16452 (SMB)

CVE-2018-10103 (SMB - partially fixed, but SMB printing disabled)

CVE-2018-10105 (SMB - too unreliably reproduced, SMB printing disabled)

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 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-3360=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 143787

File Name: suse_SU-2020-3360-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/9/2020

Updated: 12/11/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:tcpdump:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:tcpdump-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:tcpdump-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 11/17/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/13/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16808, CVE-2019-1010220, CVE-2018-10103, CVE-2018-10105, CVE-2018-14461, CVE-2018-14462, CVE-2018-14463, CVE-2018-14464, CVE-2018-14465, CVE-2018-14466, CVE-2018-14467, CVE-2018-14468, CVE-2018-14469, CVE-2018-14470, CVE-2018-14879, CVE-2018-14880, CVE-2018-14881, CVE-2018-14882, CVE-2018-16227, CVE-2018-16228, CVE-2018-16229, CVE-2018-16230, CVE-2018-16300, CVE-2018-16301, CVE-2018-16451, CVE-2018-16452, CVE-2019-15166, CVE-2019-15167, CVE-2020-8037