openSUSE Security Update : dpkg / update-alternatives (openSUSE-2015-421)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

dpkg and update-alternatives were updated to 1.16.16 to fix one
security issue and severan non-security bugs.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-0840: Specially crafted deb packages could have
been used to bypass source package integrity
verification in local installs (boo#926749)

Also contains a number of upstream bugs and improvements.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=926749

Solution :

Update the affected dpkg / update-alternatives packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84187 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0840

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