SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : wget (SUSE-SU-2016:3268-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96140


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


This update for wget fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-7098: Fixed a potential race condition by creating files with .tmp ext and making them accessible to the current user only. (bsc#995964) Non security issues fixed :

- bsc#1005091: Don't call xfree() on string returned by usr_error()

- bsc#1012677: Add support for enforcing TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 (TLS 1.2 support was already present, but it was not enforcable).

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 Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2016-1911=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2016-1911=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1911=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2016-1911=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1911=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96140

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3268-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/27

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wget, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wget-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wget-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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7098

OSVDB: 143721