SuSE 11.1 Security Update : sysconfig (SAT Patch Number 5618)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.

Description :

sysconfig hook script for NetworkManager did not properly quote shell
meta characters when processing ESSIDs. Specially crafted network
names could have therefore lead to execution of shell code.
(CVE-2011-4182)

In addition, the following non-security bugs were fixed :

- 580018: ip addr flush $ifname causes vanishing
/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/$ifname

- 697929: ipv6, rcnetwork returns before dad completed

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=559170
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=580018
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697929
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735394
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-4182.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 5618.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57597 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4182

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