openSUSE Security Update : xtrabackup (openSUSE-2017-132)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96713


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for xtrabackup fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6225: xbcrypt encryption IV not being set properly (boo#1019858)

In addition, XtraBackup was updated to 2.3.6 to include the following improvements :

- now supports SHA256 passwords

- new supports command options for secure connections

The following bugs were fixed :

- intermittent assertion failures when not correctly identifying server version

- Safe slave backup algorithm performed too short delays between retries which could cause backups to fail on a busy servers

- fix compilation warnings with gcc6

- Backup would still succeed even if xtrabackup would fail to write the metadata

- xbcloud now supports EMC ECS Swift API Authorization requests

- backup failed with MariaDB 10.2 with the unsupported server version error message


Update the affected xtrabackup packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96713

File Name: openSUSE-2017-132.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/24

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xtrabackup, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xtrabackup-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xtrabackup-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xtrabackup-test, 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: 2017/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6225