openSUSE Security Update : mbedtls (openSUSE-2016-59) (SLOTH)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88131


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to mbedtls 1.3.16 fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2015-7575: Disables by default MD5 handshake signatures in TLS 1.2 to prevent the SLOTH attack on TLS 1.2 server authentication (boo#961284)

- boo#961290: potential double free during certificate generation


Update the affected mbedtls packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88131

File Name: openSUSE-2016-59.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/25

Modified: 2016/10/13

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


Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mbedtls-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mbedtls-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7575