openSUSE Security Update : openvpn (openSUSE-2021-734)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 149641
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 openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for openvpn fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2020-15078: Fixed authentication bypass with deferred authentication (bsc#1185279).

- CVE-2020-11810: Fixed race condition between allocating peer-id and initializing data channel key (bsc#1169925).

- CVE-2018-7544: Fixed cross-protocol scripting issue that was discovered in the management interface (bsc#1085803).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected openvpn packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 149641

File Name: openSUSE-2021-734.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/18/2021

Updated: 5/24/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-7544


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-auth-pam-plugin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-auth-pam-plugin-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-down-root-plugin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openvpn-down-root-plugin-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7544, CVE-2020-11810, CVE-2020-15078