openSUSE Security Update : sudo (openSUSE-2016-1402)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95556


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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.

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


Update the affected sudo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95556

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1402.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/06

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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


Base Score: 7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sudo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sudo-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sudo-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sudo-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:sudo-test, 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: 2016/12/05

Reference Information

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