SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2015:2386-1)

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 grub2 provides the following fixes :

A security issues with a bufferoverflow when reading username and
password was fixed (bsc#956631, CVE-2015-8370)

Bugs fixed :

- Expand list of grub.cfg search path in PV Xen guests for
systems installed on btrfs snapshots. (bsc#946148,
bsc#952539)

- Add grub.xen config searching path on boot partition.
(bsc#884828)

- Add linux16 and initrd16 to grub.xen. (bsc#884830)

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/884828
https://bugzilla.suse.com/884830
https://bugzilla.suse.com/946148
https://bugzilla.suse.com/952539
https://bugzilla.suse.com/954592
https://bugzilla.suse.com/956631
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8370.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?6569d8c7

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 for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-grub2-12287=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-grub2-12287=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-grub2-12287=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-grub2-12287=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87669 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8370

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