SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openssl (SUSE-SU-2017:0461-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97188


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


This update for openssl fixes the following issues contained in the OpenSSL Security Advisory [26 Jan 2017] (bsc#1021641) Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-7056: A local ECSDA P-256 timing attack that might have allowed key recovery was fixed (bsc#1019334)

- CVE-2016-8610: A remote denial of service in SSL alert handling was fixed (bsc#1005878)

- CVE-2016-2108: Added a missing commit for CVE-2016-2108, fixing the negative zero handling in the ASN.1 decoder (bsc#1004499)

- CVE-2017-3731: Truncated packet could crash via OOB read (bsc#1022085, CVE-2017-3731)

- Degrade the 3DES cipher to MEDIUM in SSLv2 (bsc#1001912) Bugs fixed :

- fix crash in openssl speed (bsc#1000677)

- fix ca-bundle path (bsc#1022271)

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-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-236=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-236=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-236=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97188

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0461-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/15

Modified: 2017/10/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_0_0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_0_0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenssl1_0_0-hmac, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssl-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: 2017/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2016-7056, CVE-2016-8610, CVE-2017-3731

OSVDB: 137900, 146198, 149425, 151018, 167143