SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2015:2386-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87669


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


This update for grub2 provides the following fixes :

A security issues with a bufferoverflow when reading username and password was fixed (bsc#956631, CVE-2015-8370)

Bugs fixed :

- Expand list of grub.cfg search path in PV Xen guests for systems installed on btrfs snapshots. (bsc#946148, bsc#952539)

- Add grub.xen config searching path on boot partition.

- Add linux16 and initrd16 to grub.xen. (bsc#884830)

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 Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-grub2-12287=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-grub2-12287=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-grub2-12287=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-grub2-12287=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87669

File Name: suse_SU-2015-2386-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/30

Modified: 2016/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-x86_64-efi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:grub2-x86_64-xen, 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: 2015/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8370

OSVDB: 131484