SUSE SLES11 Security Update : gpg2 (SUSE-SU-2018:1696-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110594

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for gpg2 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2018-12020: GnuPG mishandled the original filename during decryption and verification actions, which allowed remote attackers to spoof the output that GnuPG sends on file descriptor 2 to other programs that use the '--status-fd 2' option (bsc#1096745)

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-gpg2-13655=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-gpg2-13655=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-gpg2-13655=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-gpg2-13655=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-gpg2-13655=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1096745

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-12020.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?b66d1807

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110594

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1696-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/18

Modified: 2018/09/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gpg2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gpg2-lang, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12020

IAVA: 2018-A-0193