SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : patch (SUSE-SU-2015:1019-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The GNU patch utility was updated to 2.7.5 to fix three security
issues and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-1196: directory traversal flaw when handling
git-style patches. This could allow an attacker to
overwrite arbitrary files by tricking the user into
applying a specially crafted patch. (bsc#913678)

- CVE-2015-1395: directory traversal flaw when handling
patches which rename files. This could allow an attacker
to overwrite arbitrary files by tricking the user into
applying a specially crafted patch. (bsc#915328)

- CVE-2015-1396: directory traversal flaw via symbolic
links. This could allow an attacker to overwrite
arbitrary files by tricking the user into applying a by
applying a specially crafted patch. (bsc#915329)

The following bug was fixed :

- bsc#904519: Function names in hunks (from diff -p) are
now preserved in reject files.

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 :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/904519
https://bugzilla.suse.com/913678
https://bugzilla.suse.com/915328
https://bugzilla.suse.com/915329
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1196.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1395.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1396.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?f248f0c4

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-247=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-247=1

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84083 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72074
72846
75358

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1196
CVE-2015-1395
CVE-2015-1396

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