SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : sudo (SUSE-SU-2015:0985-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 83971


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for sudo provides the following fixes :

Handle TZ environment variable safely. (CVE-2014-9680, bnc#917806)

Do not truncate long commands (131072 or more characters) without any warning. (bnc#901145)

Create log files with ownership set to user and group 'root'.

Close PAM session properly. (bnc#880764)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-sudo=10686

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-sudo=10686

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-sudo=10686

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83971

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0985-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/03

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9680

BID: 72649

OSVDB: 118397