SUSE SLES12 Security Update : libzypp, zypper (SUSE-SU-2018:2688-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117453


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This update for libzypp, zypper fixes the following issues :

libzypp security fixes :

PackageProvider: Validate delta rpms before caching (bsc#1091624, bsc#1088705, CVE-2018-7685)

PackageProvider: Validate downloaded rpm package signatures before caching (bsc#1091624, bsc#1088705, CVE-2018-7685)

Be sure bad packages do not stay in the cache (bsc#1045735, CVE-2017-9269)

Fix repo gpg check workflows, mainly for unsigned repos and packages (bsc#1045735, bsc#1038984, CVE-2017-7435, CVE-2017-7436, CVE-2017-9269)

libzypp other changes/bugs fixed: Update to version 14.45.17

RepoInfo: add enum GpgCheck for convenient gpgcheck mode handling (bsc#1045735)

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 bsc#1037210)

Adapt to work with GnuPG 2.1.23 (bsc#1054088)

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

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

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 been loaded (bsc#1096803)

Avoid zombie tar processes (bsc#1076192)

lsof: use '-K i' if lsof supports it (bsc#1099847, bsc#1036304)

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 other changes/bugs fixed: Update to version 1.11.70

Bugfix: Prevent ESC sequence strings from going out of scope (bsc#1092413)

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

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

ansi.h: Prevent ESC sequence strings from going out of scope (bsc#1092413)

do not recommend cron (bsc#1079334)

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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 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-1879=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117453

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2688-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/12

Updated: 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: 2018/09/11

Reference Information

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