SuSE 10 Security Update : coreutils (ZYPP Patch Number 7655)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This update of coreutils fixes the following security issue :

- 697897: coreutils: when running 'su -c' to execute
commands as different user the target user could inject
command back into the calling users terminal via the
TIOCSTI ioctl.

This update also fixes the following non-security issues :

- 545797: cp behavior difference in SLES9 vs SLES10

- 557051: Date command does not show correct results
because of Daylight Savings Time.

- 610731: readlink mis-detects loops

- 654529: chmod double free memory

- 702995: Added -L and -P to the pwd binary

- 564082: Fixed crash of 'cp' on gpfs

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7655.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55761 ()

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