openSUSE Security Update : zeromq (openSUSE-SU-2014:1493-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79575


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


zeromq was updated to version 4.0.5 to fix two security issues and various other bugs.

These security issues were fixed :

- Did not validate the other party's security handshake properly, allowing a man-in-the-middle downgrade attack (CVE-2014-7202).

- Did not implement a uniqueness check on connection nonces, and the CurveZMQ RFC was ambiguous about nonce validation. This allowed replay attacks (CVE-2014-7203).

Other issues fixed in this update :

- CURVE mechanism does not verify short term nonces.

- stream_engine is vulnerable to downgrade attacks.

- assertion failure for WSAENOTSOCK on Windows.

- race condition while connecting inproc sockets.

- bump so library number to 4.0.0

- assertion failed: !more (fq.cpp:99) after many ZAP requests.

- lost first part of message over inproc://.


Update the affected zeromq packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79575

File Name: openSUSE-2014-713.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2014/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libzmq4, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libzmq4-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zeromq-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zeromq-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7202, CVE-2014-7203