SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : Recommended update for ncurses (SUSE-SU-2017:1815-1)

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 ncurses fixes the following issues: Security issues
fixed :

- CVE-2017-10684: Possible RCE via stack-based buffer
overflow in the fmt_entry function. (bsc#1046858)

- CVE-2017-10685: Possible RCE with format string
vulnerability in the fmt_entry function. (bsc#1046853)
Bugfixes :

- Drop patch ncurses-5.9-environment.dif as YaST2 ncurses
GUI does not need it anymore and as well as it causes
bug bsc#1000662

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/1000662
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1046853
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1046858
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-10684.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-10685.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?a5af22df

Solution :

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-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1119=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-1119=1

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101352 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-10684
CVE-2017-10685

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