SuSE 11.3 Security Update : coreutils (SAT Patch Number 10620)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83133


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


Coreutils was updated to fix one security issue and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

- Commands such as date, touch or using parse_datetime() could, when accepting untrusted input, allow an attacker to crash the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (bnc#911832, CVE-2014-9471)

The following non-security bug was fixed :

- df(1) executed against a bind mounted path which resided on a different file system could issue many unnecessary stat calls, causing unwanted performance issues.


Apply SAT patch number 10620.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83133

File Name: suse_11_coreutils-150416.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/29

Modified: 2015/04/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:coreutils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:coreutils-lang, 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: 2015/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9471