SUSE SLES12 Security Update : shadow (SUSE-SU-2018:1995-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111202

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for shadow fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6252: Fixed incorrect integer handling that could results in a local privilege escalation (bsc#1099310)

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 for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-1354=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-1354=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-1354=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1099310

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6252.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?1cef69f4

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111202

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1995-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/20

Modified: 2018/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:X/RC:U

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:shadow, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:shadow-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:shadow-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6252