openSUSE Security Update : the_silver_searcher (openSUSE-2017-850)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for the_silver_searcher to version 2.0.0 fixes a minor
security issue and includes various improvements.

New and updated functionality :

- New and updated support for various file types

- Performance improvements, including faster substring

- Add --print-all-files options to print all files

- Add support for inverting ignore rules (e.g. !blah.txt)

- Add zsh completion function

The following functionality has changed :

- No longer read from .agignore, .ignore is used

The following potential security issue was fixed :

- Heap buffer overflow when searching an absolute path

The following bug fixes are included :

- Fix context line printing when reading from a pipe

- Ignore local-domain socket just like named pipes

- Fix --word-regexp not applying to alternates

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected the_silver_searcher packages.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102052 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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