SUSE SLED11 Security Update : libvdpau (SUSE-SU-2015:1925-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86803


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


libvdpau was updated to use secure_getenv() instead of getenv() for several variables so it can be more safely used in setuid applications.

- CVE-2015-5198: libvdpau: incorrect check for security transition (bnc#943967)

- CVE-2015-5199: libvdpau: directory traversal in dlopen (bnc#943968)

- CVE-2015-5200: libvdpau: vulnerability in trace functionality (bnc#943969)

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 Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-libvdpau-12192=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-libvdpau-12192=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libvdpau-12192=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-libvdpau-12192=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86803

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1925-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/09

Modified: 2015/11/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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:libvdpau1, 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: 2015/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5198, CVE-2015-5199, CVE-2015-5200

OSVDB: 126915, 126916, 126917