SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dpkg (SUSE-SU-2017:1096-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99654


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


This update for dpkg fixes the following issues: This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2015-0860: Off-by-one error in the extracthalf function in dpkg-deb/extract.c in the dpkg-deb component in dpkg allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the archive magic version number in an 'old-style' Debian binary package, which triggered a stack-based buffer overflow (bsc#957160).

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 Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-639=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-639=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99654

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1096-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/25

Modified: 2017/04/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:update-alternatives, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:update-alternatives-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:update-alternatives-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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0860

OSVDB: 130706