SuSE 11.2 Security Update : pcp (SAT Patch Number 7221)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64188


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


pcp was updated to version 3.6.10 which fixes security issues and also brings a lot of new features.

- Update to pcp-3.6.10.

- Transition daemons to run under an unprivileged account.

- Fixes for security advisory CVE-2012-5530: tmpfile flaws;. (bnc#782967)

- Fix pcp(1) command short-form pmlogger reporting.

- Fix pmdalogger error handling for directory files.

- Fix pmstat handling of odd corner case in CPU metrics.

- Correct the python ctype used for pmAtomValue 32bit ints.

- Add missing RPM spec dependency for python-ctypes.

- Corrections to pmdamysql metrics units.

- Add pmdamysql slave status metrics.

- Improve pmcollectl error messages.

- Parameterize pmcollectl CPU counts in interrupt subsys.

- Fix generic RPM packaging for powerpc builds.

- Fix python API use of reentrant libpcp string routines.

- Python code backporting for RHEL5 in qa and pmcollectl.

- Fix edge cases in capturing interrupt error counts.

- Update to pcp-3.6.9.

- Python wrapper for the pmimport API

- Make sar2pcp work with the sysstat versions from RHEL5, RHEL6, and all recent Fedora versions (which is almost all current versions of sysstat verified).

- Added a number of additional metrics into the importer for people starting to use it to analyse sar data from real customer incidents.

- Rework use of C99 'restrict' keyword in pmdalogger (Debian bug: 689552)

- Alot of work on the PCP QA suite, special thanks to Tomas Dohnalek for all his efforts there.

- Win32 build updates

- Add 'raw' disk active metrics so that existing tools like iostat can be emulated

- Allow sar2pcp to accept XML input directly (.xml suffix), allowing it to not have to run on the same platform as the sadc/sadf that originally generated it.

- Add PMI error codes into the PCP::LogImport perl module.

- Fix a typo in pmiUnits man page synopsis section

- Resolve pmdalinux ordering issue in NUMA/CPU indom setup (Redhat bug: 858384)

- Remove unused pmcollectl imports (Redhat bug: 863210)

- Allow event traces to be used in libpcp interpolate mode

- Update to pcp-3.6.8.

- Corrects the disk/partition identification for the MMC driver, which makes disk indom handling correct on the Raspberry Pi (

- Several minor/basic fixes for pmdaoracle.

- Improve pmcollectl compatibility.

- Make a few clarifications to pmcollectl.1.

- Improve python API test coverage.

- Numerous updates to the test suite in general.

- Allow pmda Install scripts to specify own dso name again.

- Reconcile spec file differences between PCP flavours.

- Fix handling of multiple contexts with a remote namespace.

- Core socket interface abstractions to support NSS (later).

- Fix man page SYNOPSIS section for pmUnpackEventRecords.

- Add --disable-shared build option for static builds.

- Update to pcp-3.6.6.

- Added the python PMAPI bindings and an initial python client in pmcollectl. Separate, new package exists for python libs for those platforms that split out packages (rpm, deb).

- Added a pcp-testsuite package for those platforms that might want this (rpm, deb again, mainly)

- Re-introduced the pcp/qa subdirectory in pcp and deprecated the external pcpqa git tree.

- Fix potential buffer overflow in pmlogger host name handling.

- Reworked the configure --prefix handling to be more like the rest of the open source world.

- Ensure the __pmDecodeText ident parameter is always set Resolves Red Hat bugzilla bug #841306.


Apply SAT patch number 7221.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64188

File Name: suse_11_libpcp3-130107.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:permissions, 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: 2013/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3418, CVE-2012-3419, CVE-2012-3420, CVE-2012-3421, CVE-2012-5530