SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : util-linux (SUSE-SU-2021:3475-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154322
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED12 / SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2021:3475-1 advisory.

- ** DISPUTED ** An integer overflow in util-linux through 2.37.1 can potentially cause a buffer overflow if an attacker were able to use system resources in a way that leads to a large number in the /proc/sysvipc/sem file. NOTE: this is unexploitable in GNU C Library environments, and possibly in all realistic environments. (CVE-2021-37600)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1178236

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1188921

http://www.nessus.org/u?4d864c2e

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-37600

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154322

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3475-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/21/2021

Updated: 10/21/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-37600

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libfdisk1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libmount-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libmount1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libmount1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsmartcols-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsmartcols1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libmount, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-systemd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:uuidd, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/30/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-37600

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3475-1