SUSE-SA:2003:005: susehelp

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13782


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:005 (susehelp).

During a code review of the susehelp package the SUSE Security Team recognized that the security checks done by the susehelp CGI scripts are insufficient.
Remote attackers can insert certain characters in CGI queries to the susehelp system tricking it into executing arbitrary code as the 'wwwrun' user. Please note that this is only a vulnerability if you have a web server running and configured to allow access to the susehelp system by remote sites.
We nevertheless recommend an update of this package. As a temporary workaround you may un-install the susehelp package by issuing the following command as root:

rpm -e --nodeps susehelp

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13782

File Name: suse_SA_2003_005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list