SUSE SLES15 Security Update : slurm_17_11 (SUSE-SU-2020:3878-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 144499
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VPR Score: 5.9


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


This update for slurm_17_11 fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-27745: Fixed potential buffer overflows from use of unpackmem() (bsc#1178890).

CVE-2020-27746: Fixed a potential leak of the magic cookie when sent as an argument to the xauth command (bsc#1178891).

Fixed %posttrans macro _res_update to cope with added newline (bsc#1153259).

Fixed permissions of slurmdbd.conf (bsc#1155784).

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 Module for HPC 15-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-HPC-15-SP1-2020-3878=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-2020-3878=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-ESPOS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-HPC-15-2020-3878=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 144499

File Name: suse_SU-2020-3878-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/21/2020

Updated: 12/23/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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:libslurm32, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libslurm32-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 12/18/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/27/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27745, CVE-2020-27746