SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : systemd (SUSE-SU-2017:2031-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102188


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This update for systemd provides several fixes and enhancements.
Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-9217: NULL pointer dereferencing that could lead to resolved aborting. (bsc#1040614)

- CVE-2017-9445: Possible out-of-bounds write triggered by a specially crafted TCP payload from a DNS server.
(bsc#1045290) The update also fixed several non-security bugs :

- core/mount: Use the '-c' flag to not canonicalize paths when calling /bin/umount

- automount: Handle expire_tokens when the mount unit changes its state (bsc#1040942)

- automount: Rework propagation between automount and mount units

- build: Make sure tmpfiles.d/systemd-remote.conf get installed when necessary

- build: Fix systemd-journal-upload installation

- basic: Detect XEN Dom0 as no virtualization (bsc#1036873)

- virt: Make sure some errors are not ignored

- fstab-generator: Do not skip Before= ordering for noauto mountpoints

- fstab-gen: Do not convert device timeout into seconds when initializing JobTimeoutSec

- core/device: Use JobRunningTimeoutSec= for device units (bsc#1004995)

- fstab-generator: Apply the _netdev option also to device units (bsc#1004995)

- job: Add JobRunningTimeoutSec for JOB_RUNNING state (bsc#1004995)

- job: Ensure JobRunningTimeoutSec= survives serialization (bsc#1004995)

- rules: Export NVMe WWID udev attribute (bsc#1038865)

- rules: Introduce disk/by-id (model_serial) symbolic links for NVMe drives

- rules: Add rules for NVMe devices

- sysusers: Make group shadow support configurable (bsc#1029516)

- core: When deserializing a unit, fully restore its cgroup state (bsc#1029102)

- core: Introduce cg_mask_from_string()/cg_mask_to_string()

- core:execute: Fix handling failures of calling fork() in exec_spawn() (bsc#1040258)

- Fix systemd-sysv-convert when a package starts shipping service units (bsc#982303) The database might be missing when upgrading a package which was shipping no sysv init scripts nor unit files (at the time

--save was called) but the new version start shipping unit files.

- Disable group shadow support (bsc#1029516)

- Only check signature job error if signature job exists (bsc#1043758)

- Automounter issue in combination with NFS volumes (bsc#1040968)

- Missing symbolic link for SAS device in /dev/disk/by-path (bsc#1040153)

- Add minimal support for boot.d/* scripts in systemd-sysv-convert (bsc#1046750)

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-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1245=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1245=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1245=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102188

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2031-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/04

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsystemd0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsystemd0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsystemd0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsystemd0-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libudev1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libudev1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libudev1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libudev1-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:systemd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:systemd-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:systemd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:systemd-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:systemd-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:systemd-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:udev, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:udev-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9217, CVE-2017-9445

OSVDB: 157979, 159915