SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : file (SUSE-SU-2014:1555-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

file was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- Out-of-bounds read in elf note headers (CVE-2014-3710).

This non-security issues was fixed :

- Correctly identify GDBM files created by libgdbm4
(bnc#888308).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3710.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=888308
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=902367
http://www.nessus.org/u?5338e779

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2014-97

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-97

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-97

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83850 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70807

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3710

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