Security update for supportutils

SUSE Security Update: Security update for supportutils
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:0480-1
Rating: important
References: #1043311 #1046681 #1051797 #1071545 #1105849 #1112461 #1115245 #1117776 #1118460 #1118462 #1118463 #1125609 #1125666
Cross-References:CVE-2018-19637 CVE-2018-19638 CVE-2018-19639 CVE-2018-19640
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15

An update that solves four vulnerabilities and has 9 fixes is now available.


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

  • CVE-2018-19640: Fixed an issue where users could kill arbitrary processes (bsc#1118463).
  • CVE-2018-19638: Fixed an issue where users could overwrite arbitrary log files (bsc#1118460).
  • CVE-2018-19639: Fixed a code execution if run with -v (bsc#1118462).
  • CVE-2018-19637: Fixed an issue where static temporary filename could allow overwriting of files (bsc#1117776).

Other issues fixed:
  • Fixed invalid exit code commands (bsc#1125666).
  • Included additional SUSE separation (bsc#1125609).
  • Merged added listing of locked packes by zypper.
  • Exclude pam.txt per GDPR by default (bsc#1112461).
  • Clarified -x functionality in supportconfig(8) (bsc#1115245).
  • udev service and provide the whole journal content in supportconfig (bsc#1051797).
  • supportconfig collects tuned profile settings (bsc#1071545).
  • sfdisk -d no disk device specified (bsc#1043311).
  • Added vulnerabilites status check in basic-health.txt (bsc#1105849).
  • Added only sched_domain from cpu0.
  • Blacklist sched_domain from proc.txt (bsc#1046681).
  • Added firewall-cmd info.
  • Add ls -lA --time-style=long-iso /etc/products.d/
  • Dump lsof errors.
  • Added corosync status to ha_info.
  • Dump find errors in ib_info.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2019-480=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 (noarch):
    • supportutils-3.1-5.7.1