SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dracut (SUSE-SU-2015:2065-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87051


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


The dracut package was updated to fix the following security and non-security issues :

- CVE-2015-0794: Use mktemp instead of hard-coded filenames, possible vulnerability (bsc#935338).

- Always install mdraid modules (bsc#935993).

- Add notice when dracut failed to install modules (bsc#952491).

- Always install dm-snaphost module if lvm dracut module is needed, even if dm-snapshot is not loaded on the host yet (bsc#947518).

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-12-2015-877=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-877=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87051

File Name: suse_SU-2015-2065-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/24

Modified: 2016/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dracut-fips, 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: 2015/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0794

OSVDB: 130498