SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : systemd (SUSE-SU-2017:0279-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for systemd fixes the following issues: This security
issue was fixed :

- CVE-2016-10156: Fix permissions set on permanent timer
timestamp files, preventing local unprivileged users
from escalating privileges (bsc#1020601). These
non-security issues were fixed :

- Fix permission set on /var/lib/systemd/linger/*

- install: follow config_path symlink (#3362)

- install: fix disable when /etc/systemd/system is a
symlink (bsc#1014560)

- run: make --slice= work in conjunction with --scope
(bsc#1014566)

- core: don't dispatch load queue when setting Slice= for
transient units

- systemctl: remove duplicate entries showed by
list-dependencies (#5049) (bsc#1012266)

- rule: don't automatically online standby memory on s390x
(bsc#997682)

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/1012266
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1014560
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1014566
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1020601
https://bugzilla.suse.com/997682
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-10156.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?48c2a281

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 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-149=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-149=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-149=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-149=1

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96793 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-10156

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