SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : libtasn1 (SUSE-SU-2015:0901-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 83727


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


The ASN.1 parsing library libtasn1 was updated to fix one memory handling issue :

CVE-2015-2806: A stack-based buffer overflow in libtasn1 allowed remote attackers to have unspecified impact via unknown vectors.

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 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-libtasn1=10659

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-libtasn1=10659

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-libtasn1=10659

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-libtasn1=10659

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 83727

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0901-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtasn1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libtasn1-3, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2015/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2806

BID: 73436

OSVDB: 120053