openSUSE Security Update : zlib (openSUSE-2017-47)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96377
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for zlib fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-9843: Big-endian out-of-bounds pointer (bsc#1013882)

- CVE-2016-9842: Undefined Left Shift of Negative Number (bsc#1003580)

- CVE-2016-9840 CVE-2016-9841: Out-of-bounds pointer arithmetic in inftrees.c (bsc#1003579)

- Incompatible declarations for external linkage function deflate (bsc#1003577)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected zlib packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96377

File Name: openSUSE-2017-47.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libz1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libz1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libz1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libz1-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zlib-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zlib-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zlib-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zlib-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:zlib-devel-static-32bit, 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: 1/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2016-9842, CVE-2016-9843