openSUSE Security Update : mbedtls (openSUSE-2017-372)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97905


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update to mbedtls 1.3.19 fixes security issues and bugs.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

CVE-2017-2784: A remote user could have used a specially crafted certificate to cause mbedtls to free a buffer allocated on the stack when verifying the validity of public key with a secp224k1 curve, which could have allowed remote code execution on some platforms (boo#1029017)

The following non-security changes are included :

- Add checks to prevent signature forgeries for very large messages while using RSA through the PK module in 64-bit systems.

- Fixed potential livelock during the parsing of a CRL in PEM format


Update the affected mbedtls packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97905

File Name: openSUSE-2017-372.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/23

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libmbedtls9-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mbedtls-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mbedtls-devel, 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: 2017/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2784