SUSE SLES15 Security Update : nginx (SUSE-SU-2021:1839-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 150223
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 nginx fixes the following issues :

CVE-2021-23017: nginx DNS resolver off-by-one heap write (bsc#1186126)

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 Manager Server 4.0 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Server-4.0-2021-1839=1

SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Retail-Branch-Server-4.0-2021-1839=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-4.0-2021-1839=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SLES_SAP-15-SP1-2021-1839=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-SP1-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SLES-15-SP1-LTSS-2021-1839=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-SP1-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-SLES-15-SP1-BCL-2021-1839=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-SP1-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-SP1-LTSS-2021-1839=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-SP1-ESPOS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-SP1-ESPOS-2021-1839=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-6-2021-1839=1

SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform 'skuba' tool. I will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1186126

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-23017/

http://www.nessus.org/u?02510540

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 150223

File Name: suse_SU-2021-1839-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2021

Updated: 6/7/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23017

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nginx, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nginx-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nginx-debugsource, 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: 6/2/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23017