Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13782
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe 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.