SUSE SLES15 Security Update : openssl-1_1 (SUSE-SU-2021:0755-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 147502
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for openssl-1_1 fixes the following issues :

CVE-2021-23840: Fixed an Integer overflow in CipherUpdate (bsc#1182333)

CVE-2021-23841: Fixed a NULL pointer dereference in X509_issuer_and_serial_hash() (bsc#1182331)

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.

Solution

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-15-2021-755=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SLES-15-2021-755=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-2021-755=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-ESPOS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-2021-755=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1182331

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1182333

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23840/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23841/

http://www.nessus.org/u?d43dbb19

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 147502

File Name: suse_SU-2021-0755-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/10/2021

Updated: 3/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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:libopenssl-1_1-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_1-hmac, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-1_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-1_1-debugsource, 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: 3/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23840, CVE-2021-23841