openSUSE Security Update : sysconfig (openSUSE-SU-2012:0242-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76032


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for sysconfig contains the following fixes :

- sysconfig hook script for NetworkManager did not properly quote shell meta characters when processing ESSIDs. Specially crafted network names could therefore lead to execution of shell code (CVE-2011-4182).

- Explicitly disabled posix mode in all bash scripts as we are using several features not supported in posix mode (bnc#739338).

- Fixed ipv6 dad / link ready wait time calculation (1/10 of the specified time were used), replaced useless up flag check loop with link_ready_wait to avoid send errors from dhclient6 and cleaned up link / dad wait verify flag after status update (bnc#697929).


Update the affected sysconfig packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76032

File Name: suse_11_4_sysconfig-120110.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sysconfig, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sysconfig-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sysconfig-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4182

OSVDB: 79001