openSUSE Security Update : util-linux (openSUSE-2017-305)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for util-linux fixes the following issues :

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2017-2616: In su with PAM support it was possible
for local users to send SIGKILL to selected other
processes with root privileges (bsc#1023041).

This non-security issues were fixed :

- lscpu: Implement WSL detection and work around crash

- fstrim: De-duplicate btrfs sub-volumes for 'fstrim -a'
and bind mounts (bsc#1020077)

- Fix regressions in safe loop re-use patch set for
libmount (bsc#1012504)

- Disable ro checks for mtab (bsc#1012632)

- Ensure that the option 'users,exec,dev,suid' work as
expected on NFS mounts (bsc#1008965)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected util-linux packages.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97564 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2616

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