SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2016:1386-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91318


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


This update for OpenSSH fixes three security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-3115: Sanitise input for xauth(1) (bsc#970632)

- CVE-2016-1908: Prevent X11 SECURITY circumvention when forwarding X11 connections (bsc#962313)

- CVE-2015-8325: Ignore PAM environment when using login (bsc#975865)

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-818=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-818=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-818=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-818=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91318

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1386-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/25

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-fips, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers-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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8325, CVE-2016-1908, CVE-2016-3115

OSVDB: 132941, 135714, 137226