SUSE SLES11 Security Update : yast2-storage (SUSE-SU-2016:2353-1)

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 yast2-storage provides the following fixes: Security
issues fixed :

- Use standard IPC, and not temporary files, to pass
passwords between processes. (bsc#986971, CVE-2016-5746)
Non security bugs fixed :

- Fix usage of complete multipath disk as LVM physical
volume. (bsc#984245)

- Load the correct multipath module (dm-multipath).
(bsc#937942)

- Improve message for creating volumes with a filesystem
but without a mount point. (bsc#996208)

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/937942
https://bugzilla.suse.com/984245
https://bugzilla.suse.com/986971
https://bugzilla.suse.com/996208
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5746.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?ff8841d1

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-yast2-storage-12756=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-yast2-storage-12756=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-yast2-storage-12756=1

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93712 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5746

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