SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libidn (SUSE-SU-2016:2291-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93459


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


This update for libidn fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6262 and CVE-2015-8948: Out-of-bounds-read when reading one zero byte as input (bsc#990189)

- CVE-2016-6261: Out-of-bounds stack read in idna_to_ascii_4i (bsc#990190)

- CVE-2016-6263: stringprep_utf8_nfkc_normalize reject invalid UTF-8 (bsc#990191)

- CVE-2015-2059: out-of-bounds read with stringprep on invalid UTF-8 (bsc#923241)

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-libidn-12739=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-libidn-12739=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libidn-12739=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93459

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2291-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/13

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: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libidn, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2016/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2059, CVE-2015-8948, CVE-2016-6261, CVE-2016-6262, CVE-2016-6263

BID: 72736

OSVDB: 118385, 142048, 142049, 142050