SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2015:2387-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

- Fix buffer overflows when reading username and password.
(bsc#956631, CVE-2015-8370)

- Check MS-DOS header to find PE file header. (bsc#954126)

- Use dirname for copying Xen kernel and initrd to esp.
(bsc#955493)

- Fix reading password by grub2-mkpasswd-pbdk2 without
controlling tty. (bsc#954519)

- Add luks, gcry_rijndael and gcry_sha1 to signed EFI
image to support LUKS partition in default setup.
(bsc#917427, bsc#955609)

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

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/774666
https://bugzilla.suse.com/917427
https://bugzilla.suse.com/946148
https://bugzilla.suse.com/952539
https://bugzilla.suse.com/954126
https://bugzilla.suse.com/954519
https://bugzilla.suse.com/955493
https://bugzilla.suse.com/955609
https://bugzilla.suse.com/956631
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8370.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?7b311d5f

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-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2015-1027=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2015-1027=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: 87670 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8370

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