SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : util-linux (SUSE-SU-2017:0554-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 97381


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


This update for util-linux fixes the following issues: This security issue was fixed :

- 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 Workstation Extension 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP2-2017-292=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-292=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-292=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-292=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-292=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 97381

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0554-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/24

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libblkid1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libfdisk1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libfdisk1-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:libuuid-devel, 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-2017-2616

OSVDB: 152469