openSUSE Security Update : gnu_parallel (openSUSE-2015-358)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 83397
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionGNU parallel was updated to version 20150422 to fix one security issue, several bugs and add functionality.
The following vulnerability was fixed :
- A local attacker could make a user overwrite one of his own files with a single byte when using --compress,
--tmux, --pipe, --cat or --fifo when guessing random file names within a time window of 15 ms. [boo#928664]
In addition, the update to 20150422 adds a number of bug fixes, improvements and new features.
SolutionUpdate the affected gnu_parallel package.