SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : patch (SUSE-SU-2015:1019-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84083

Synopsis

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

Description

The GNU patch utility was updated to 2.7.5 to fix three security issues and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-1196: directory traversal flaw when handling git-style patches. This could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by tricking the user into applying a specially crafted patch. (bsc#913678)

- CVE-2015-1395: directory traversal flaw when handling patches which rename files. This could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by tricking the user into applying a specially crafted patch. (bsc#915328)

- CVE-2015-1396: directory traversal flaw via symbolic links. This could allow an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files by tricking the user into applying a by applying a specially crafted patch. (bsc#915329)

The following bug was fixed :

- bsc#904519: Function names in hunks (from diff -p) are now preserved in reject files.

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.

Solution

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-247=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-247=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=904519

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=913678

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=915328

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=915329

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1196/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1395/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1396/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f248f0c4

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84083

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1019-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/10

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:patch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:patch-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:patch-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2015/06/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1196, CVE-2015-1395, CVE-2015-1396

BID: 72074, 72846, 75358