SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : shadow (SUSE-SU-2018:2835-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117697

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for shadow fixes the following security issue :

Prevent useradd from creating intermediate directories with mode 0777 (bsc#1106914)

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 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1994=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-1994=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-1994=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1106914

http://www.nessus.org/u?620f17fd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117697

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2835-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/25

Modified: 2018/09/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2018/09/24