SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : coreutils (SUSE-SU-2015:1637-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86184


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


This update for coreutils provides the following fixes :

- Fix memory handling error with case insensitive sort using UTF-8. (CVE-2015-4041, CVE-2015-4042)

- Ensure 'df -a' shows all remote file system entries.

- Only suppress remote mounts of separate exports with 'df

- Document that 'df -a' might list duplicated file systems.

- Adjust references to info nodes in man pages.

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 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-599=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-599=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86184

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1637-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/28

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4041, CVE-2015-4042