SUSE SLES12 Security Update : util-linux (SUSE-SU-2017:0553-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97380


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


This update for util-linux fixes a number of bugs and two security issues. The following security bugs were fixed :

- CVE-2016-5011: Infinite loop DoS in libblkid while parsing DOS partition (bsc#988361)

- CVE-2017-2616: In su with PAM support it was possible for local users to send SIGKILL to selected other processes with root privileges (bsc#1023041).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2017-290=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2017-290=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97380

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0553-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/24

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libmount1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libmount1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsmartcols1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libsmartcols1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libuuid1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libmount, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libmount-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-libmount-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-systemd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-systemd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:util-linux-systemd-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:uuidd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:uuidd-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: 2017/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5011, CVE-2017-2616

OSVDB: 141270, 152469