SuSE 11.1 Security Update : kbd (SAT Patch Number 3825)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53486


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The following bug has been fixed :

- The kbd init scripted wrote a file to /dev/shm during shut-down. Since local users may create symlinks there a malicious user could cause corruption of arbitrary files. CVE-2011-0460 has been assigned to this issue.


Apply SAT patch number 3825.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53486

File Name: suse_11_kbd-110118.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/04/19

Modified: 2014/04/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:kbd, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0460