openSUSE Security Update : sysconfig (openSUSE-SU-2012:0242-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for sysconfig contains the following fixes :

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

- Explicitly disabled posix mode in all bash scripts as we
are using several features not supported in posix mode
(bnc#739338).

- Fixed ipv6 dad / link ready wait time calculation (1/10
of the specified time were used), replaced useless up
flag check loop with link_ready_wait to avoid send
errors from dhclient6 and cleaned up link / dad wait
verify flag after status update (bnc#697929).

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-02/msg00035.html
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
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=739338

Solution :

Update the affected sysconfig packages.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76032 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4182

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