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

High Nessus Plugin ID 100952


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100952

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

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/21

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

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: 2017/06/20

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 158256

IAVA: 2017-A-0165