SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : krb5 (SUSE-SU-2016:0430-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88708


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


This update for krb5 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2015-8629: Information leak authenticated attackers with permissions to modify the database (bsc#963968)

- CVE-2015-8631: An authenticated attacker could have caused a memory leak in auditd by supplying a null principal name in request (bsc#963975)

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-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-krb5-12397=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-krb5-12397=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-krb5-12397=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-krb5-12397=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88708

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0430-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/12

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-apps-clients, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-apps-servers, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-server, 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: 2016/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8629, CVE-2015-8631

OSVDB: 133808, 133882