SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : yast2-users (SUSE-SU-2016:1138-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

yast2-users was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2016-1601: Empty passwords fields in /etc/shadow
after SLES 12 SP1 autoyast installation (bsc#974220).

This update includes a script that fixes installations that we're
affected by this problem. It is run automatically upon installing the
update.

This non-security issue was fixed :

- bsc#971804: Set root password correctly when using a
minimal profile

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/971804
https://bugzilla.suse.com/973639
https://bugzilla.suse.com/974220
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1601.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?5c6d1762

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-669=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-669=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-669=1

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90754 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1601

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