openSUSE Security Update : bsdiff (openSUSE-2016-946)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92776


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for bsdiff fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2014-9862: Improper checking of input allows arbitrary write on heap (boo#990660)


Update the affected bsdiff package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92776

File Name: openSUSE-2016-946.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/08

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:bsdiff, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, 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: 2016/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9862