SUSE SLES11 Security Update : apport (SUSE-SU-2017:1938-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101941


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


This update for apport fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2015-1338: Insecurely created crash dumps could lead to a DoS or privilege escalation through malicious symlinks. (bsc#947731)

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 Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-apport-13220=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101941

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1938-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/25

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apport, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apport-crashdb-sle, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apport-gtk, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2017/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1338