openSUSE Security Update : shellinabox (openSUSE-2016-1501)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96063


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


shellinabox was updated to version 2.20 to fix the following security issues :

- It was possible to fallback to the HTTP protocol even when configured for HTTPS. (CVE-2015-8400, boo#957748)

- Disable secure client-initiated renegotiation

- Set SSL options for increased security (disable SSLv2, SSLv3)

- Protection against large HTTP requests

non security fixes :

- Includes some MSIE and iOS rendering fixes


Update the affected shellinabox packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96063

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1501.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/22

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:shellinabox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:shellinabox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:shellinabox-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8400