openSUSE Security Update : yast2-users (openSUSE-2016-555)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90907


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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.

This non-security issue was fixed :

- bsc#971804: Set root password correctly when using a minimal profile

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.


Update the affected yast2-users packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90907

File Name: openSUSE-2016-555.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/05

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


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:opensuse:yast2-users, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:yast2-users-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:yast2-users-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1601