SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libcap-ng (SUSE-SU-2017:0375-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97014
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
Descriptionlibcap-ng was updated to fix one security issue. This security issue was fixed :
- CVE-2014-3215: seunshare in policycoreutils (which uses libcap-ng) is owned by root with 4755 permissions, and executes programs in a way that changes the relationship between the setuid system call and the getresuid saved set-user-ID value, which made it easier for local users to gain privileges by leveraging a program that mistakenly expected that it could permanently drop privileges (bsc#876832).
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.
SolutionTo 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-libcap-ng-12965=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-libcap-ng-12965=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-libcap-ng-12965=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.