SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : rpm (SUSE-SU-2018:3884-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119145

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for rpm fixes the following issues :

These security issues were fixed :

CVE-2017-7500: rpm did not properly handle RPM installations when a destination path was a symbolic link to a directory, possibly changing ownership and permissions of an arbitrary directory, and RPM files being placed in an arbitrary destination (bsc#943457).

CVE-2017-7501: rpm used temporary files with predictable names when installing an RPM. An attacker with ability to write in a directory where files will be installed could create symbolic links to an arbitrary location and modify content, and possibly permissions to arbitrary files, which could be used for denial of service or possibly privilege escalation (bsc#943457)

This is a reissue of the above security fixes for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 GA, SP1 and SP2 LTSS, they have already been released for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3.

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 OpenStack Cloud 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP4-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2018-2766=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2766=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-4-2018-2766=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-7-2018-2766=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=943457

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7500/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-7501/

http://www.nessus.org/u?8139f1fd

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119145

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3884-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/26

Modified: 2018/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-rpm-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-build-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-python, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-python-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:rpm-python-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: 2018/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7500, CVE-2017-7501