SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : yast2-users (SUSE-SU-2016:1138-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90754


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


yast2-users was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2016-1601: Empty passwords fields in /etc/shadow after SLES 12 SP1 autoyast installation (bsc#974220).

This update includes a script that fixes installations that we're affected by this problem. It is run automatically upon installing the update.

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-669=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-669=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-669=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90754

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1138-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/27

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:yast2-users, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:yast2-users-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:yast2-users-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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1601

OSVDB: 137560