SuSE 11.3 Security Update : elfutils (SAT Patch Number 10328)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81666


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


elfutils has been updated to fix one security issue :

- Directory traversal vulnerability in the read_long_names function in libelf/elf_begin.c in elfutils 0.152 and 0.161 allowed remote attackers to write to arbitrary files to the root directory via a / (slash) in a crafted archive, as demonstrated using the ar program.
(bnc#911662). (CVE-2014-9447)


Apply SAT patch number 10328.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81666

File Name: suse_11_elfutils-150218.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/06

Modified: 2015/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:elfutils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libasm1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libasm1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libdw1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libdw1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libebl1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libebl1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libelf1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libelf1-32bit, 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: 2015/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9447