SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : polkit (SUSE-SU-2018:2163-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 111509

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for polkit fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2018-1116: Fix uid comparison lacking in polkit_backend_interactive_authority_check_authorization (bsc#1099031).

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 Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2018-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1468=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-1468=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1099031

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1116.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?0593f02b

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 111509

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2163-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/02

Modified: 2018/09/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 3.6

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpolkit0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpolkit0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:typelib-1_0-Polkit, 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: 2018/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1116