SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : coreutils (SUSE-SU-2015:1637-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for coreutils provides the following fixes :

- Fix memory handling error with case insensitive sort
using UTF-8. (CVE-2015-4041, CVE-2015-4042)

- Ensure 'df -a' shows all remote file system entries.

- Only suppress remote mounts of separate exports with 'df
--total'.

- Document that 'df -a' might list duplicated file
systems.

- Adjust references to info nodes in man pages.

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/866010
https://bugzilla.suse.com/901905
https://bugzilla.suse.com/907290
https://bugzilla.suse.com/921559
https://bugzilla.suse.com/928749
https://bugzilla.suse.com/930565
https://bugzilla.suse.com/933396
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-4041.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-4042.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?5678c763

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-12-2015-599=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-599=1

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86184 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4041
CVE-2015-4042

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