SuSE 11.3 Security Update : coreutils (SAT Patch Number 10620)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Coreutils was updated to fix one security issue and one non-security
bug.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

- Commands such as date, touch or using parse_datetime()
could, when accepting untrusted input, allow an attacker
to crash the application or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (bnc#911832, CVE-2014-9471)

The following non-security bug was fixed :

- df(1) executed against a bind mounted path which resided
on a different file system could issue many unnecessary
stat calls, causing unwanted performance issues.
(bnc#919809)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=911832
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=919809
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-9471.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 10620.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83133 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9471

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