SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : libzypp, zypper (SUSE-SU-2021:0109-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 144960
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VPR Score: 1.4


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This update for libzypp, zypper fixes the following issues :

Update zypper to version 1.14.41

Update libzypp to 17.25.4

CVE-2017-9271: Fixed information leak in the log file (bsc#1050625 bsc#1177583)

RepoManager: Force refresh if repo url has changed (bsc#1174016)

RepoManager: Carefully tidy up the caches. Remove non-directory entries. (bsc#1178966)

RepoInfo: ignore legacy type= in a .repo file and let RepoManager probe (bsc#1177427).

RpmDb: If no database exists use the _dbpath configured in rpm. Still makes sure a compat symlink at /var/lib/rpm exists in case the configures _dbpath is elsewhere. (bsc#1178910)

Fixed update of gpg keys with elongated expire date (bsc#179222)

needreboot: remove udev from the list (bsc#1179083)

Fix lsof monitoring (bsc#1179909)

yast-installation was updated to 4.2.48 :

Do not cleanup the libzypp cache when the system has low memory, incomplete cache confuses libzypp later (bsc#1179415)

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 Basesystem 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2021-109=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Installer 15-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-INSTALLER-15-SP2-2021-109=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 144960

File Name: suse_SU-2021-0109-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2021

Updated: 1/20/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzypp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzypp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzypp-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libzypp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:zypper, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:zypper-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:zypper-debugsource, 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: 1/13/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9271