SUSE SLED12 Security Update : compat-openssl098 (SUSE-SU-2014:1512-1) (POODLE)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83647


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


compat-openssl098 was updated to fix three security issues.

NOTE: this update alone DOESN'T FIX the POODLE SSL protocol vulnerability. OpenSSL only adds downgrade detection support for client applications. See for mitigations.

These security issues were fixed :

- Session ticket memory leak (CVE-2014-3567).

- Fixed build option no-ssl3 (CVE-2014-3568).

- Added support for TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV (CVE-2014-3566).

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Legacy-12-2014-83

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-83

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83647

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1512-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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


Base Score: 3.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:compat-openssl098-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl0_9_8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl0_9_8-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566, CVE-2014-3567, CVE-2014-3568

BID: 70574, 70585, 70586

OSVDB: 113251, 113374, 113377