openSUSE Security Update : jhead (jhead-399)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40004


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of jhead fixes several security problems :

- CVE-2008-4575: buffer overflow in DoCommand()

- CVE-2008-4639: local symlink attack

- CVE-2008-4640: DoCommand() allowed deletion of arbitrary files

- CVE-2008-4641: execution of arbitrary shell commands in DoCommand()


Update the affected jhead package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40004

File Name: suse_11_0_jhead-090108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jhead, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4575, CVE-2008-4639, CVE-2008-4640, CVE-2008-4641

CWE: 20, 59, 119