SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libvirt (SUSE-SU-2016:2053-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for libvirt fixes one security issue :

- CVE-2016-5008: Empty VNC password disables
authentication. (bsc#987527) Additionally, the update
includes the following non-security fixes :

- Improve waiting for block job readines in virsh.
(bsc#989755)

- Parse negative values in augeas lenses. (bsc#975729)

- Restart daemons in %posttrans after connection drivers
have been processed. (bsc#854343, bsc#968483)

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/854343
https://bugzilla.suse.com/968483
https://bugzilla.suse.com/975729
https://bugzilla.suse.com/987527
https://bugzilla.suse.com/989755
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5008.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?881eb91c

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP1-2016-1208=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1208=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1208=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1208=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93287 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5008

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