openSUSE Security Update : dpkg / update-alternatives (openSUSE-2015-421)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84187


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


dpkg and update-alternatives were updated to 1.16.16 to fix one security issue and severan non-security bugs.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-0840: Specially crafted deb packages could have been used to bypass source package integrity verification in local installs (boo#926749)

Also contains a number of upstream bugs and improvements.


Update the affected dpkg / update-alternatives packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84187

File Name: openSUSE-2015-421.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/15

Modified: 2015/06/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dpkg-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:update-alternatives, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:update-alternatives-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:update-alternatives-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0840