SUSE SLES12 Security Update : smt, yast2-smt (SUSE-SU-2018:2898-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 118295



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This update for yast2-smt to 3.0.14 and smt to 3.0.37 fixes the following issues :

These security issues were fixed in SMT :

CVE-2018-12471: Xml External Entity processing in the RegistrationSharing modules allowed to read arbitrary file read (bsc#1103809).

CVE-2018-12470: SQL injection in RegistrationSharing module allows remote attackers to run arbitrary SQL statements (bsc#1103810).

CVE-2018-12472: Authentication bypass in sibling check facilitated further attacks on SMT (bsc#1104076).

SUSE would like to thank Jake Miller for reporting these issues to us.

These non-security issues were fixed in SMT: Fix cron jobs randomization (bsc#1097560)

Fix duplicate migration paths (bsc#1097824)

This non-security issue was fixed in yast2-smt: Remove cron job rescheduling (bsc#1097560)

Added missing translation marks (bsc#1037811)

Explicitly mention 'Organization Credentials' (fate#321759)

Rearrange the SMT set-up dialog (bsc#977043)

Make the Filter button default (bsc#1006984)

Prevent exiting the repo selection dialog via hitting Enter in the repository filter (bsc#1006984)

report when error occurs during repo mirroring (bsc#1006989)

Use TextEntry-based filter for repos (fate#319777)

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 12-SP2-BCL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2018-2056=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 118295

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2898-2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/22/2018

Updated: 2/4/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12470


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:res-signingkeys, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:smt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:smt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:smt-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:smt-support, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/4/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12470, CVE-2018-12471, CVE-2018-12472