SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openssl (SUSE-SU-2015:0541-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83703


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


OpenSSL was updated to fix various security issues.

Following security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2015-0209: A Use After Free following d2i_ECPrivatekey error was fixed which could lead to crashes for attacker supplied Elliptic Curve keys. This could be exploited over SSL connections with client supplied keys.

- CVE-2015-0286: A segmentation fault in ASN1_TYPE_cmp was fixed that could be exploited by attackers when e.g.
client authentication is used. This could be exploited over SSL connections.

- CVE-2015-0287: A ASN.1 structure reuse memory corruption was fixed. This problem can not be exploited over regular SSL connections, only if specific client programs use specific ASN.1 routines.

- CVE-2015-0288: A X509_to_X509_REQ NULL pointer dereference was fixed, which could lead to crashes. This function is not commonly used, and not reachable over SSL methods.

- CVE-2015-0289: Several PKCS7 NULL pointer dereferences were fixed, which could lead to crashes of programs using the PKCS7 APIs. The SSL apis do not use those by default.

- CVE-2015-0293: Denial of service via reachable assert in SSLv2 servers, could be used by remote attackers to terminate the server process. Note that this requires SSLv2 being allowed, which is not the default.

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 Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-133=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-133=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-133=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83703

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0541-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_0_0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_0_0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_0_0-hmac, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-debugsource, 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: 2015/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0209, CVE-2015-0286, CVE-2015-0287, CVE-2015-0288, CVE-2015-0289, CVE-2015-0293

BID: 73196, 73225, 73227, 73231, 73232, 73237, 73239

OSVDB: 118817, 119328, 119755, 119756, 119757, 119761