openSUSE Security Update : grub2 (openSUSE-2016-10)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

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) This update was imported from the
SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=774666
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=917427
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=946148
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=952539
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=954126
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=954519
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=955493
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=955609
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=956631

Solution :

Update the affected grub2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87772 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8370

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