SUSE SLES12 Security Update : dovecot22 (SUSE-SU-2016:2915-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 95369


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


This update for dovecot22 fixes the following issues :

- insecure SSL/TLS key and certificate file creation (CVE-2016-4983) (bnc #984639)

- Fix LDAP based authentication for some setups (boo #1003952)

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-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2016-1703=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1703=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2016-1703=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2016-1703=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1703=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 95369

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2915-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/28

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-mysql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-mysql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-pgsql-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-backend-sqlite-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dovecot22-debugsource, 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: 2016/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4983

OSVDB: 140074