SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ctags (SUSE-SU-2016:2097-1)

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 ctags fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2014-7204: Potential denial of service (infinite
loop and CPU and disk consumption) via a crafted
JavaScript file. (bsc#899486)

- Missing Requires(post) on coreutils as it is using
rm(1). (bsc#976920)

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/899486
https://bugzilla.suse.com/976920
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-7204.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e259b86a

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-SP1-2016-1239=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1239=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93297 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70168

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7204

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