SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dpkg (SUSE-SU-2017:1096-1)

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 dpkg fixes the following issues: This security issue
was fixed :

- CVE-2015-0860: Off-by-one error in the extracthalf
function in dpkg-deb/extract.c in the dpkg-deb component
in dpkg allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code via the archive magic version number in an
'old-style' Debian binary package, which triggered a
stack-based buffer overflow (bsc#957160).

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 :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99654 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0860

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