SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : DirectFB (SUSE-SU-2015:0839-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 83724
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The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


DirectFB was updated to fix two security issues.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2014-2977: Multiple integer signedness errors could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the Voodoo interface, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

- CVE-2014-2978: Remote attackers could cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the Voodoo interface, which triggers an out-of-bounds write.

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 Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2015-185=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-185=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-185=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-185=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 83724

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0839-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:DirectFB, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:DirectFB-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:DirectFB-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:lib%2b%2bdfb-1_7, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:lib%2b%2bdfb-1_7-1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdirectfb-1_7, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdirectfb-1_7-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdirectfb-1_7-1-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2977, CVE-2014-2978

BID: 67437, 67440