SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : autofs (SUSE-SU-2015:1020-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

autofs was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2014-8169: Prevent potential privilege escalation
via interpreter load path for program-based automount
maps (bnc#917977).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Dont pass sloppy option for other than nfs mounts
(bnc#901448, bnc#916203)

- Fix insserv warning at postinstall (bnc#913376)

- Fix autofs.service so that multiple options passed
through sysconfig AUTOFS_OPTIONS work correctly

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 :

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-12-2015-248=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-248=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84084 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73211

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8169

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