SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : systemd (SUSE-SU-2017:2031-1)

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 systemd provides several fixes and enhancements.
Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-9217: NULL pointer dereferencing that could
lead to resolved aborting. (bsc#1040614)

- CVE-2017-9445: Possible out-of-bounds write triggered by
a specially crafted TCP payload from a DNS server.
(bsc#1045290) The update also fixed several non-security
bugs :

- core/mount: Use the '-c' flag to not canonicalize paths
when calling /bin/umount

- automount: Handle expire_tokens when the mount unit
changes its state (bsc#1040942)

- automount: Rework propagation between automount and
mount units

- build: Make sure tmpfiles.d/systemd-remote.conf get
installed when necessary

- build: Fix systemd-journal-upload installation

- basic: Detect XEN Dom0 as no virtualization
(bsc#1036873)

- virt: Make sure some errors are not ignored

- fstab-generator: Do not skip Before= ordering for noauto
mountpoints

- fstab-gen: Do not convert device timeout into seconds
when initializing JobTimeoutSec

- core/device: Use JobRunningTimeoutSec= for device units
(bsc#1004995)

- fstab-generator: Apply the _netdev option also to device
units (bsc#1004995)

- job: Add JobRunningTimeoutSec for JOB_RUNNING state
(bsc#1004995)

- job: Ensure JobRunningTimeoutSec= survives serialization
(bsc#1004995)

- rules: Export NVMe WWID udev attribute (bsc#1038865)

- rules: Introduce disk/by-id (model_serial) symbolic
links for NVMe drives

- rules: Add rules for NVMe devices

- sysusers: Make group shadow support configurable
(bsc#1029516)

- core: When deserializing a unit, fully restore its
cgroup state (bsc#1029102)

- core: Introduce
cg_mask_from_string()/cg_mask_to_string()

- core:execute: Fix handling failures of calling fork() in
exec_spawn() (bsc#1040258)

- Fix systemd-sysv-convert when a package starts shipping
service units (bsc#982303) The database might be missing
when upgrading a package which was shipping no sysv init
scripts nor unit files (at the time

--save was called) but the new version start shipping
unit files.

- Disable group shadow support (bsc#1029516)

- Only check signature job error if signature job exists
(bsc#1043758)

- Automounter issue in combination with NFS volumes
(bsc#1040968)

- Missing symbolic link for SAS device in
/dev/disk/by-path (bsc#1040153)

- Add minimal support for boot.d/* scripts in
systemd-sysv-convert (bsc#1046750)

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/1004995
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1029102
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1029516
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1032029
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1033238
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1036873
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1037120
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1038865
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1040153
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1040258
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1040614
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1040942
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1040968
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1043758
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1043900
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1045290
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1046750
https://bugzilla.suse.com/982303
https://bugzilla.suse.com/986216
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9217.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-9445.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?4922b516

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-SP3:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1245=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1245=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1245=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102188 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9217
CVE-2017-9445

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