SUSE SLES12 Security Update : ovmf (SUSE-SU-2021:2117-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 151088
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.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:2117-1 advisory.

- Null pointer dereference in Tianocore EDK2 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access. (CVE-2019-14584)

- An unlimited recursion in DxeCore in EDK II. (CVE-2021-28210)

- A heap overflow in LzmaUefiDecompressGetInfo function in EDK II. (CVE-2021-28211)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected ovmf, ovmf-tools and / or qemu-ovmf-x86_64 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 151088

File Name: suse_SU-2021-2117-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/28/2021

Updated: 8/9/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-28211


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovmf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovmf-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ovmf-x86_64, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 6/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/3/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14584, CVE-2021-28210, CVE-2021-28211

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:2117-1