SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libdb-4_8 (SUSE-SU-2018:0510-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106944


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


This update for libdb-4_8 fixes the following issues :

- A DB_CONFIG file in the current working directory allowed local users to obtain sensitive information via a symlink attack involving a setgid or setuid application using libdb-4_8. (bsc#1043886)

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-SP3-2018-336=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2018-336=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2018-336=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-336=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-336=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-336=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-336=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2018-336=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-336=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106944

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0510-1.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/22

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:db48-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdb, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdb-4_8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdb-4_8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdb-4_8-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/21