SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : bash (SUSE-SU-2016:2872-1) (Shellshock)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95282


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


This update for bash fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-7543: Local attackers could have executed arbitrary commands via specially crafted SHELLOPTS+PS4 variables (bsc#1001299)

- CVE-2016-0634: Malicious hostnames could have allowed arbitrary command execution when $HOSTNAME was expanded in the prompt (bsc#1000396)

- CVE-2014-6277: More troubles with functions (bsc#898812, bsc#1001759)

- CVE-2014-6278: Code execution after original 6271 fix (bsc#898884)

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 Workstation Extension 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP1-2016-1681=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1681=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1681=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1681=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95282

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2872-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2017/01/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

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


Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bash-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:bash-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libreadline6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libreadline6-debuginfo, 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: 2016/11/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (CUPS Filter Bash Environment Variable Code Injection (Shellshock))

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2016-0634, CVE-2016-7543

BID: 70165, 70166

OSVDB: 112158, 112169, 144525, 144718

IAVA: 2014-A-0142