SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : tigervnc (SUSE-SU-2014:1592-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83649


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


This update for tigervnc provides the following fixes :

- Fixed integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in screen size handling. (CVE-2014-8240)

- Send correctly keys that don't type any characters, such as CTRL+Space. (bnc#906922)

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 Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-101

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-101

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83649

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1592-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tigervnc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tigervnc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:tigervnc-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-Xvnc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xorg-x11-Xvnc-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: 2014/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8240

BID: 70391

OSVDB: 113009