openSUSE Security Update : libxcrypt (libxcrypt-109)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40054


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


libxcrypt accidentally used the DES-Algorithm if MD5 was selected as password hash algorithm (CVE-2008-3188).


Update the affected libxcrypt packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40054

File Name: suse_11_0_libxcrypt-080717.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/09/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxcrypt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxcrypt-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxcrypt-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3188

CWE: 310