SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : sudo (SUSE-SU-2016:2904-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95317


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


This update for sudo fixes the following security issues :

- Fix two security vulnerabilities that allowed users to bypass sudo's NOEXEC functionality :

- noexec bypass via system() and popen() [CVE-2016-7032, bsc#1007766]

- noexec bypass via wordexp() [CVE-2016-7076, bsc#1007501]

- Fix unsafe handling of TZ environment variable.
[CVE-2014-9680, bsc#917806] Additionally, these non-security fixes are included in the update :

- Fix 'ignoring time stamp from the future' message after each boot with !tty_tickets. [bsc#899252]

- Enable support for SASL-based authentication.

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-SP1-2016-1692=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1692=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1692=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95317

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2904-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/25

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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


Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:sudo-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: 2016/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9680, CVE-2016-7032, CVE-2016-7076

BID: 72649

OSVDB: 118397, 146413, 146414