SUSE SLES10 Security Update : OpenSSL (SUSE-SU-2014:0539-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83620


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


OpenSSL has been updated to fix an attack on ECDSA Nonces.

Using the FLUSH+RELOAD Cache Side-channel Attack the Nonces could be recovered. (CVE-2014-0076)

The update also enables use of SHA-2 family certificate verification of X.509 certificates used in todays SSL certificate infrastructure.

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.


Update the affected OpenSSL packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83620

File Name: suse_SU-2014-0539-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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: 2014/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0076

BID: 66363

OSVDB: 104810