SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : util-linux (SUSE-SU-2016:2954-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for util-linux fixes the following issues :

- Consider redundant slashes when comparing paths
(bsc#982331,
util-linux-libmount-ignore-redundant-slashes.patch,
affects backport of
util-linux-libmount-cifs-is_mounted.patch).

- Use upstream compatibility patches for
--show-pt-geometry with obsolescence and deprecation
warning (bsc#990531)

- Replace cifs mount detection patch with upstream one
that covers all cases (bsc#987176).

- Reuse existing loop device to prevent possible data
corruption when multiple -o loop are used to mount a
single file (bsc#947494)

- Safe loop re-use in libmount, mount and losetup
(bsc#947494)

- UPSTREAM DIVERGENCE!!! losetup -L continues to use SLE12
SP1 and SP2 specific meaning

--logical-blocksize instead of upstream --nooverlap
(bsc#966891).

- Make release-dependent conflict with old sysvinit-tools
SLE specific, as it is required only for SLE 11 upgrade,
and breaks openSUSE staging builds (bsc#994399).

- Extended partition loop in MBR partition table leads to
DoS (bsc#988361, CVE-2016-5011)

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/947494
https://bugzilla.suse.com/966891
https://bugzilla.suse.com/982331
https://bugzilla.suse.com/987176
https://bugzilla.suse.com/988361
https://bugzilla.suse.com/990531
https://bugzilla.suse.com/994399
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5011.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?f3ea0be1

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-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP2-2016-1729=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2016-1729=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2016-1729=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2016-1729=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2016-1729=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95424 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5011

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