SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libplist (SUSE-SU-2017:1379-1)

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 issues :

- CVE-2017-5209: The base64decode function in libplist
allowed 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-2017-5545: 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-2017-5836: 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-2017-6440: Ensure that sanity checks work on 32-bit
platforms. (bsc#1029631)

- CVE-2017-7982: Add some safety checks, backported from
upstream (bsc#1035312).

- CVE-2017-5836: A maliciously crafted file could cause
the application to crash. (bsc#1023807).

- CVE-2017-5835: Malicious crafted file could cause
libplist to allocate large amounts of memory and consume
lots of CPU (bsc#1023822)

- CVE-2017-5834: Maliciou crafted file could cause a heap
buffer overflow or segmentation fault (bsc#1023848)

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?18cf147e

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-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP2-2017-849=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-849=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-849=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-849=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-849=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: 100374 ()

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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