openSUSE Security Update : the_silver_searcher (openSUSE-2017-850)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102052


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for the_silver_searcher to version 2.0.0 fixes a minor security issue and includes various improvements.

New and updated functionality :

- New and updated support for various file types

- Performance improvements, including faster substring search

- Add --print-all-files options to print all files searched

- Add support for inverting ignore rules (e.g. !blah.txt)

- Add zsh completion function

The following functionality has changed :

- No longer read from .agignore, .ignore is used

The following potential security issue was fixed :

- Heap buffer overflow when searching an absolute path (boo#1050057)

The following bug fixes are included :

- Fix context line printing when reading from a pipe

- Ignore local-domain socket just like named pipes

- Fix --word-regexp not applying to alternates


Update the affected the_silver_searcher packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102052

File Name: openSUSE-2017-850.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/31

Modified: 2017/07/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:the_silver_searcher, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:the_silver_searcher-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:the_silver_searcher-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/27