SUSE SLES12 Security Update : libzypp, zypper (SUSE-SU-2018:2555-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 112200


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This update for libzypp, zypper provides the following fixes :

libzypp security fixes :

CVE-2018-7685: Validate RPMs before caching (bsc#1091624, bsc#1088705)

CVE-2017-9269: Be sure bad packages do not stay in the cache

CVE-2017-7435, CVE-2017-7436, CVE-2017-9269: Fix repo gpg check
workflows, mainly for unsigned repos and packages (bsc#1045735,

libzypp changes :

RepoManager: Explicitly request repo2solv to generate application
pseudo packages.

Prefer calling 'repo2solv' rather than ''.

libzypp-devel should not require cmake. (bsc#1101349)

HardLocksFile: Prevent against empty commit without Target having been
loaded. (bsc#1096803)

Avoid zombie tar processes. (bsc#1076192)

man: Make sure that '--config FILE' affects zypper.conf, not
zypp.conf. (bsc#1100028)

ansi.h: Prevent ESC sequence strings from going out of scope.

RepoInfo: add enum GpgCheck for convenient gpgcheck mode handling

repo refresh: Re-probe if the repository type changes (bsc#1048315)

Use common workflow for downloading packages and srcpackages. This
includes a common way of handling and reporting gpg signature and
checks. (bsc#1037210)

PackageProvider: as well support downloading SrcPackage (for

Adapt to work with GnuPG 2.1.23 (bsc#1054088) Use 'gpg --list-packets'
to determine the keyid to verify a signature.

Handle http error 502 Bad Gateway in curl backend (bsc#1070851)

zypper security fixes :

Improve signature check callback messages (bsc#1045735, CVE-2017-9269)

add/modify repo: Add options to tune the GPG check settings
(bsc#1045735, CVE-2017-9269)

Adapt download callback to report and handle unsigned packages
(bsc#1038984, CVE-2017-7436)

zypper changes :

download: fix crash when non-package types are passed as argument

XML <install-summary> attribute `packages-to-change` added
(bsc#1102429) </install-summary>

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 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 Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112200

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2555-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/31

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7435, CVE-2017-7436, CVE-2017-9269, CVE-2018-7685