SuSE 11.3 Security Update : elfutils (SAT Patch Number 10328)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

elfutils has been updated to fix one security issue :

- Directory traversal vulnerability in the read_long_names
function in libelf/elf_begin.c in elfutils 0.152 and
0.161 allowed remote attackers to write to arbitrary
files to the root directory via a / (slash) in a crafted
archive, as demonstrated using the ar program.
(bnc#911662). (CVE-2014-9447)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=911662
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-9447.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 10328.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81666 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9447

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