SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libnettle (SUSE-SU-2016:0455-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88802


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


This update for libnettle fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2015-8803: Fixed miscomputation bugs in secp-256r1 modulo functions. (bsc#964845)

- CVE-2015-8804: Fixed carry folding bug in x86_64 ecc_384_modp. (bsc#964847)

- CVE-2015-8805: Fixed miscomputation bugs in secp-256r1 modulo functions. (bsc#964849)

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 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-259=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-259=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-259=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-259=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-259=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-259=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88802

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0455-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/17

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libhogweed2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libhogweed2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libnettle4-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8803, CVE-2015-8804, CVE-2015-8805

OSVDB: 134093, 134094, 134095