SUSE SLES11 Security Update : yast2-storage (SUSE-SU-2016:2353-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 93712


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


This update for yast2-storage provides the following fixes: Security issues fixed :

- Use standard IPC, and not temporary files, to pass passwords between processes. (bsc#986971, CVE-2016-5746) Non security bugs fixed :

- Fix usage of complete multipath disk as LVM physical volume. (bsc#984245)

- Load the correct multipath module (dm-multipath).

- Improve message for creating volumes with a filesystem but without a mount point. (bsc#996208)

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-yast2-storage-12756=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-yast2-storage-12756=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-yast2-storage-12756=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 93712

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2353-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/26

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1.1

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

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


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:yast2-storage, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:yast2-storage-lib, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2016/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5746

OSVDB: 144025