SuSE 10 Security Update : coreutils (ZYPP Patch Number 7655)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55761


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


This update of coreutils fixes the following security issue :

- 697897: coreutils: when running 'su -c' to execute commands as different user the target user could inject command back into the calling users terminal via the TIOCSTI ioctl.

This update also fixes the following non-security issues :

- 545797: cp behavior difference in SLES9 vs SLES10

- 557051: Date command does not show correct results because of Daylight Savings Time.

- 610731: readlink mis-detects loops

- 654529: chmod double free memory

- 702995: Added -L and -P to the pwd binary

- 564082: Fixed crash of 'cp' on gpfs


Apply ZYPP patch number 7655.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55761

File Name: suse_coreutils-7655.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/04

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2011/07/27