openSUSE Security Update : gnu_parallel (openSUSE-2015-358)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

GNU parallel was updated to version 20150422 to fix one security
issue, several bugs and add functionality.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

- A local attacker could make a user overwrite one of his
own files with a single byte when using --compress,
--tmux, --pipe, --cat or --fifo when guessing random
file names within a time window of 15 ms. [boo#928664]

In addition, the update to 20150422 adds a number of bug fixes,
improvements and new features.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected gnu_parallel package.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83397 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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