openSUSE Security Update : dropbear (openSUSE-2016-912)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for dropbear fixes four security issues (bnc#990363) :

- A format string injection vulnerability allowed remotes
attacker to run arbitrary code as root if specific
usernames including '%' symbols could be created on the
target system. If a dbclient user can control usernames
or host arguments, or untrusted input is processed,
potentially arbitrary code could have been executed as
the dbclient user.

- When importing malicious OpenSSH key files via
dropbearconvert, arbitrary code could have been executed
as the local dropbearconvert user

- If particular -m or -c arguments were provided, as used
in scripts, dbclient could have executed arbitrary code

- dbclient or dropbear server could have exposed process
memory to the running user if compiled with DEBUG_TRACE
and running with -v

Dropbear was updated to the upstream 2016.74 release, including fixes
for the following upstream issues :

- Port forwarding failure when connecting to domains that
have both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

- 100% CPU use while waiting for rekey to complete

- Fix crash when fallback initshells() is used scp failing
when the local user doesn't exist

The following upstream improvements are included :

- Support syslog in dbclient, option -o usesyslog=yes

- Kill a proxycommand when dbclient exits

- Option to exit when a TCP forward fails

- Allow specifying commands eg 'dropbearmulti dbclient
...' instead of symlinks

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dropbear packages.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92598 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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