SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : sudo (SUSE-SU-2017:1626-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 100952
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for sudo fixes the following security issue :

- CVE-2017-1000368: A follow-up fix to CVE-2017-1000367, the Linux process name could also contain a newline, which could be used to trick sudo to read/write to an arbitrary open terminal. (bsc#1042146) Also the following non security bug was fixed :

- Link the 'system_group' plugin with sudo_util library to resolve the missing sudo_dso_findsym symbol (bsc#1034560)

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.

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-SP2-2017-1002=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-1002=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1002=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1002=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-1002=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1034560

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1042146

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000368/

http://www.nessus.org/u?3684cd9c

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100952

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1626-1.nasl

Version: 3.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/21/2017

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/20/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000367, CVE-2017-1000368