SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : gpg2 (SUSE-SU-2018:1814-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120025

Synopsis

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

Description

This 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.

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 Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-1223=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1096745

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-12020/

http://www.nessus.org/u?25a3471c

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120025

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1814-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/02

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gpg2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gpg2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:gpg2-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12020