SuSE 10 Security Update : libgnomesu (ZYPP Patch Number 7581)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55433


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The libgnomesu pam backend did not check the return value of the setuid() functions. Local users could exploit that to gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1946)


Apply ZYPP patch number 7581.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55433

File Name: suse_libgnomesu-7581.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/27

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1946