SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : grub2 (SUSE-SU-2015:2385-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87668
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for grub2 provides the following fixes :
A security issues with a bufferoverflow when reading username and password was fixed (bsc#956631, CVE-2015-8370)
Also following bugs were fixed :
- Fix buffer overflows when reading username and password.
- Expand list of grub.cfg search path in PV Xen guests for systems installed on btrfs snapshots. (bsc#946148, bsc#952539)
- Add grub.xen config searching path on boot partition.
- Add linux16 and initrd16 to grub.xen. (bsc#884830)
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.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :
zypper in -t patch slessp4-grub2-12288=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :
zypper in -t patch sledsp4-grub2-12288=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :
zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-grub2-12288=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.