openSUSE Security Update : bash (openSUSE-2016-1260)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for bash fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2016-7543: Local attackers could have executed
arbitrary commands via specially crafted SHELLOPTS+PS4
variables (bsc#1001299)

- CVE-2016-0634: Malicious hostnames could have allowed
arbitrary command execution when $HOSTNAME was expanded
in the prompt (bsc#1000396)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- fix a crash found during debugging boo#971410

- boo#976776: crash if ~/.bash_history is empty
(boo#976776)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1000396
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1001299
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=976776

Solution :

Update the affected bash packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94530 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0634
CVE-2016-7543

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