SuSE 11.1 Security Update : libopenssl (SAT Patch Number 6521)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64186


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update adds libopenssl0_9_8-hmac packages, that, when installed, will enforce FIPS 140-2 self-test being run upon first use of the library.

If FIPS mode is enforced, these new packages are required in order to enable FIPS mode successfully.

The update also imposes limits on the parameters of a Diffie-Hellman key exchange to prevent man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks in FIPS mode.


Apply SAT patch number 6521.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64186

File Name: suse_11_libopenssl-devel-120710.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libopenssl0_9_8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libopenssl0_9_8-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libopenssl0_9_8-hmac, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libopenssl0_9_8-hmac-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:openssl-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-5095