openSUSE Security Update : whois (openSUSE-SU-2013:1670-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

- update to 5.0.26 [bnc#848594]

- Added the .cf TLD server.

- Updated the .bi TLD server.

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- includes changes from 5.0.25

- Added the .ax, .bn, .iq, .pw and .rw TLD servers.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes updates changes 5.0.24 :

- Merged documentation fixes and the whois.conf(5) man
page

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes changes from 5.0.23

- whois.nic.or.kr switched from EUC-KR to UTF-8.

- includes changes from 5.0.22

- Fixed cross-compiling

- includes changes from 5.0.21

- Fixed parsing of 6to4 addresses

- Added the .xn--j1amh
(.укр, Ukraine) TLD
server.

- Updated the .bi, .se and .vn TLD servers.

- Removed whois.pandi.or.id from the list of servers which
support the RIPE extensions, since it does not anymore
and queries are broken.

- Updated some disclaimer suppression strings.

- Respect DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE when selecting CC for
cross-compiling.

- includes changes form 5.0.20

- Updated the .by, .ng, .om, .sm, .tn, .ug and .vn TLD
servers.

- Added the .bw, .td, .xn--mgb9awbf
(عماÙ&#134
;., Oman), .xn--mgberp4a5d4ar
(.السØ&sup
1;وديØ&cop
y;, Saudi Arabia) and .xn--mgbx4cd0ab
(ﻢﻠï»&acu
te;ﺴﻳïº&#1
41;., Malaysia) TLD servers.

- Removed the .kp, .mc, .rw and .xn--mgba3a4f16a
(ایرØ&sec
t;Ù†., Iran) TLD servers.

- includes changes from 5.0.19

- Added the .post TLD server.

- Updated the .co.za SLD servers.

- Added the .alt.za, .net.za and .web.za SLD servers.

- whois.ua changed (?) the encoding to utf-8.

- Fixed the parsing of 6to4 addresses like whois
2002:xxxx::.

- includes changes from 5.0.18

- Updated the .ae and .xn--mgbaam7a8h
(.اماØ&plu
smn;ات, United Arabs Emirates)
TLDs.

- Updated the server charset table for .fr and .it.

- includes changes from whois 5.0.17

- Updated the .bi, .fo, .gr and .gt TLD servers.

- Removed support for recursion of .org queries, it has
been a thick registry since 2005.

- includes changes from 5.0.16

- Added the .xn--80ao21a
(.ҚАЗ, Kazakhstan) TLD
server.

- Updated the .ec and .ee TLD servers.

- Removed the .xn--mgbc0a9azcg
(.المØ&ord
m;رب, Morocco) and
.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar
(.السØ&sup
1;وديØ&cop
y;, Saudi Arabia) TLD servers.

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes changes from 5.0.15

- Added the .xn--mgba3a4f16a
(ایرØ&sec
t;Ù†., Iran) TLD server.

- Updated the .pe TLD server, this time for real.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes changes from 5.0.14

- Added the .sx TLD server.

- Updated the .pe TLD server.

- includes changes from 5.0.13

- Updated the .hr TLD server.

- Improved the package description

- Updated the FSF address in licenses.

- includes changes from 5.0.12

- Recursion disabled when the query string contains
spaces, because probably the query format will not be
compatible with the referral server (e.g. whois to
rwhois or ARIN to RIPE).

- Add the '+' flag by default to queries to whois.arin.net
if the argument looks like an IP address. Also add the
'a' and 'n' flags. No thanks to ARIN for breaking every
whois client.

- Added the .cv, .lk, .mq, .sy, .so, .biz.ua, .co.ua,
.pp.ua, .qa, .xn--3e0b707e
(.한국, Korea),
.xn--45brj9c
(.ভাà&
brvbar;°à¦¤, India, Bengali),
.xn--90a3ac (.СРБ,
Serbia), .xn--clchc0ea0b2g2a9gcd
(.சிà®&
#153;்கà&reg
;ªà¯à®ªà&m
acr;‚ர்,
Singapore, Tamil), .xn--fpcrj9c3d
(.à°­à°¾à°&d
eg;త్, India,
Telugu), .xn--fzc2c9e2c
(.ලංà&par
a;šà·, Sri Lanka, Sinhala),
.xn--gecrj9c
(.ભાà&ordf
;°àª¤, India, Gujarati),
.xn--h2brj9c
(.भाà&
curren;°à¤¤, India, Hindi),
.xn--lgbbat1ad8j
(.الجØ&sup2
;ائر,
Algeria), .xn--mgbayh7gpa
(.الاØ&plu
smn;دن, Jordan),
.xn--mgbbh1a71e
(.بھاØ&pl
usmn;ت, India, Urdu), .xn--mgbc0a9azcg
(.المØ&ord
m;رب, Morocco), .xn--ogbpf8fl
(.سورÙ&#
138;Ø©, Syria), .xn--s9brj9c
(.ਭਾà¨&d
eg;ਤ, India, Punjabi),
.xn--xkc2al3hye2a
(.இலà®&#1
53;்கà¯
ˆ, Sri Lanka, Tamil), .xn--wgbl6a
(.قطر,
Qatar), .xn--xkc2dl3a5ee0h
(.இநà¯&#1
41;திà&re
g;¯à®¾, India, Tamil),
.xn--yfro4i67o
(.新加å&iex
cl;, Singapore, Chinese) and .xxx TLD servers. (Closes:
#642424),

- Added the .priv.at pseudo-SLD server.

- Updated the .co, .gf, .gp, .kr, .li, .rs, .ru, .su, .sv,
.ua and .xn--p1ai TLD servers. (Closes: #590425,
#634830, #627478)

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- Fixed a typo and -t syntax in whois(1). (Closes:
#614973, #632588)

- Made whois return an error in some cases, code
contributed by David Souther.

- Split HAVE_LINUX_CRYPT_GENSALT from HAVE_XCRYPT to
support SuSE, which has it builtin in the libc. Added
untested support for Solaris' crypt_gensalt(3). This and
the following changes have been contributed by Ludwig
Nussel of SuSE.

- mkpasswd: stop rejecting non-ASCII characters.

- mkpasswd: added support for the 2y algorithm, which
fixes CVE-2011-2483.

- mkpasswd: raised the number of rounds for 2a/2y from 4
to 5, which is the current default.

- mkpasswd: removed support for 2 and {SHA}, which
actually are not supported by FreeBSD and libxcrypt.

- packaging changes

- removed patches accepted upstream:
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-support-Owl-patched-libcrypt.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-crypt_gensalt-might-change-the-pre
fix.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-support-8bit-characters.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-add-support-for-the-new-2y-blowfis
h-tag-CVE-2011-2483.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-set-default-blowfish-rounds-to-5.d
iff whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-remove-obsolete-settings.diff

- removed patches no longer required:
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-fix-compiler-warnings.diff

- updated patches: whois-4.7.33-nb.patch to
whois-5.0.25-nb.patch

- verify source signatures

- crypt_gensalt moved to separate library libowcrypt
(fate#314945)

- update to 5.0.26 [bnc#848594]

- Added the .cf TLD server.

- Updated the .bi TLD server.

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- includes changes from 5.0.25

- Added the .ax, .bn, .iq, .pw and .rw TLD servers.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes updates changes 5.0.24 :

- Merged documentation fixes and the whois.conf(5) man
page

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes changes from 5.0.23

- whois.nic.or.kr switched from EUC-KR to UTF-8.

- includes changes from 5.0.22

- Fixed cross-compiling

- includes changes from 5.0.21

- Fixed parsing of 6to4 addresses

- Added the .xn--j1amh
(.укр, Ukraine) TLD
server.

- Updated the .bi, .se and .vn TLD servers.

- Removed whois.pandi.or.id from the list of servers which
support the RIPE extensions, since it does not anymore
and queries are broken.

- Updated some disclaimer suppression strings.

- Respect DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE when selecting CC for
cross-compiling.

- includes changes form 5.0.20

- Updated the .by, .ng, .om, .sm, .tn, .ug and .vn TLD
servers.

- Added the .bw, .td, .xn--mgb9awbf
(عماÙ&#134
;., Oman), .xn--mgberp4a5d4ar
(.السØ&sup
1;وديØ&cop
y;, Saudi Arabia) and .xn--mgbx4cd0ab
(ﻢﻠï»&acu
te;ﺴﻳïº&#1
41;., Malaysia) TLD servers.

- Removed the .kp, .mc, .rw and .xn--mgba3a4f16a
(ایرØ&sec
t;Ù†., Iran) TLD servers.

- includes changes from 5.0.19

- Added the .post TLD server.

- Updated the .co.za SLD servers.

- Added the .alt.za, .net.za and .web.za SLD servers.

- whois.ua changed (?) the encoding to utf-8.

- Fixed the parsing of 6to4 addresses like whois
2002:xxxx::.

- includes changes from 5.0.18

- Updated the .ae and .xn--mgbaam7a8h
(.اماØ&plu
smn;ات, United Arabs Emirates)
TLDs.

- Updated the server charset table for .fr and .it.

- includes changes from whois 5.0.17

- Updated the .bi, .fo, .gr and .gt TLD servers.

- Removed support for recursion of .org queries, it has
been a thick registry since 2005.

- includes changes from 5.0.16

- Added the .xn--80ao21a
(.ҚАЗ, Kazakhstan) TLD
server.

- Updated the .ec and .ee TLD servers.

- Removed the .xn--mgbc0a9azcg
(.المØ&ord
m;رب, Morocco) and
.xn--mgberp4a5d4ar
(.السØ&sup
1;وديØ&cop
y;, Saudi Arabia) TLD servers.

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes changes from 5.0.15

- Added the .xn--mgba3a4f16a
(ایرØ&sec
t;Ù†., Iran) TLD server.

- Updated the .pe TLD server, this time for real.

- Updated one or more translations.

- includes changes from 5.0.14

- Added the .sx TLD server.

- Updated the .pe TLD server.

- includes changes from 5.0.13

- Updated the .hr TLD server.

- Improved the package description

- Updated the FSF address in licenses.

- includes changes from 5.0.12

- Recursion disabled when the query string contains
spaces, because probably the query format will not be
compatible with the referral server (e.g. whois to
rwhois or ARIN to RIPE).

- Add the '+' flag by default to queries to whois.arin.net
if the argument looks like an IP address. Also add the
'a' and 'n' flags. No thanks to ARIN for breaking every
whois client.

- Added the .cv, .lk, .mq, .sy, .so, .biz.ua, .co.ua,
.pp.ua, .qa, .xn--3e0b707e
(.한국, Korea),
.xn--45brj9c
(.ভাà&
brvbar;°à¦¤, India, Bengali),
.xn--90a3ac (.СРБ,
Serbia), .xn--clchc0ea0b2g2a9gcd
(.சிà®&
#153;்கà&reg
;ªà¯à®ªà&m
acr;‚ர்,
Singapore, Tamil), .xn--fpcrj9c3d
(.à°­à°¾à°&d
eg;త్, India,
Telugu), .xn--fzc2c9e2c
(.ලංà&par
a;šà·, Sri Lanka, Sinhala),
.xn--gecrj9c
(.ભાà&ordf
;°àª¤, India, Gujarati),
.xn--h2brj9c
(.भाà&
curren;°à¤¤, India, Hindi),
.xn--lgbbat1ad8j
(.الجØ&sup2
;ائر,
Algeria), .xn--mgbayh7gpa
(.الاØ&plu
smn;دن, Jordan),
.xn--mgbbh1a71e
(.بھاØ&pl
usmn;ت, India, Urdu), .xn--mgbc0a9azcg
(.المØ&ord
m;رب, Morocco), .xn--ogbpf8fl
(.سورÙ&#
138;Ø©, Syria), .xn--s9brj9c
(.ਭਾà¨&d
eg;ਤ, India, Punjabi),
.xn--xkc2al3hye2a
(.இலà®&#1
53;்கà¯
ˆ, Sri Lanka, Tamil), .xn--wgbl6a
(.قطر,
Qatar), .xn--xkc2dl3a5ee0h
(.இநà¯&#1
41;திà&re
g;¯à®¾, India, Tamil),
.xn--yfro4i67o
(.新加å&iex
cl;, Singapore, Chinese) and .xxx TLD servers. (Closes:
#642424),

- Added the .priv.at pseudo-SLD server.

- Updated the .co, .gf, .gp, .kr, .li, .rs, .ru, .su, .sv,
.ua and .xn--p1ai TLD servers. (Closes: #590425,
#634830, #627478)

- Added a new ASN allocation.

- Fixed a typo and -t syntax in whois(1). (Closes:
#614973, #632588)

- Made whois return an error in some cases, code
contributed by David Souther.

- Split HAVE_LINUX_CRYPT_GENSALT from HAVE_XCRYPT to
support SuSE, which has it builtin in the libc. Added
untested support for Solaris' crypt_gensalt(3). This and
the following changes have been contributed by Ludwig
Nussel of SuSE.

- mkpasswd: stop rejecting non-ASCII characters.

- mkpasswd: added support for the 2y algorithm, which
fixes CVE-2011-2483.

- mkpasswd: raised the number of rounds for 2a/2y from 4
to 5, which is the current default.

- mkpasswd: removed support for 2 and {SHA}, which
actually are not supported by FreeBSD and libxcrypt.

- packaging changes

- removed patches accepted upstream:
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-support-Owl-patched-libcrypt.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-crypt_gensalt-might-change-the-pre
fix.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-support-8bit-characters.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-add-support-for-the-new-2y-blowfis
h-tag-CVE-2011-2483.diff
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-set-default-blowfish-rounds-to-5.d
iff whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-remove-obsolete-settings.diff

- removed patches no longer required:
whois-5.0.11-mkpasswd-fix-compiler-warnings.diff

- updated patches: whois-4.7.33-nb.patch to
whois-5.0.25-nb.patch

- verify source signatures

- crypt_gensalt moved to separate library libowcrypt
(fate#314945)

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-11/msg00025.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848594

Solution :

Update the affected whois packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75198 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2483

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