SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libplist (SUSE-SU-2017:1368-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for libplist fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2017-5545: The main function in plistutil.c in
libimobiledevice libplist allowed attackers to obtain
sensitive information from process memory or cause a
denial of service (buffer over-read) via Apple Property
List data that is too short. (bsc#1021610).

- CVE-2017-5209: The base64decode function in base64.c in
libimobiledevice libplist through 1.12 allows attackers
to obtain sensitive information from process memory or
cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) via split
encoded Apple Property List data. (bsc#1019531)

- CVE-2017-5836: A type inconsistency in bplist.c was
fixed. (bsc#1023807)

- CVE-2017-5835: A memory allocation error leading to DoS
was fixed. (bsc#1023822)

- CVE-2017-5834: A heap-buffer overflow in parse_dict_node
was fixed (bsc#1023848)

- CVE-2017-7982: Denial of service (heap-based buffer
over-read and application crash) via a crafted plist
file (bsc#1035312)

- CVE-2017-6440: A specially crafted plist file could lead
to denial of service (bsc#1029631)

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.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1019531
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1021610
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1023807
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1023822
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1023848
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1029631
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1035312
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5209.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5545.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5834.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5835.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5836.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-6440.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7982.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?df9e6ff0

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP1-2017-835=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-835=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2017-835=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2017-835=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2017-835=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100354 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5209
CVE-2017-5545
CVE-2017-5834
CVE-2017-5835
CVE-2017-5836
CVE-2017-6440
CVE-2017-7982

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