SUSE SLES12 Security Update : gpg2 (SUSE-SU-2018:1698-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118265
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for gpg2 fixes the following security issue :
CVE-2018-12020: GnuPG mishandled the original filename during decryption and verification actions, which allowed remote attackers to spoof the output that GnuPG sends on file descriptor 2 to other programs that use the '--status-fd 2' option (bsc#1096745)
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.
SolutionTo 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-SP2-BCL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2018-1141=1