SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libcap-ng (SUSE-SU-2017:0375-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

libcap-ng was updated to fix one security issue. This security issue
was fixed :

- CVE-2014-3215: seunshare in policycoreutils (which uses
libcap-ng) is owned by root with 4755 permissions, and
executes programs in a way that changes the relationship
between the setuid system call and the getresuid saved
set-user-ID value, which made it easier for local users
to gain privileges by leveraging a program that
mistakenly expected that it could permanently drop
privileges (bsc#876832).

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/876832
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3215.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?aefe7f67

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-libcap-ng-12965=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-libcap-ng-12965=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-libcap-ng-12965=1

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97014 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67341

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3215

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