Upstream information

CVE-2020-8019 at MITRE

Description

A UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of syslog-ng of SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1; openSUSE Backports SLE-15-SP1, openSUSE Leap 15.1 allowed local attackers controlling the user news to escalate their privileges to root. This issue affects: SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 syslog-ng versions prior to 2.0.9-27.34.40.5.1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 syslog-ng versions prior to 2.0.9-27.34.40.5.1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12 syslog-ng versions prior to 3.6.4-12.8.1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3 syslog-ng versions prior to 2.0.9-27.34.40.5.1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS syslog-ng versions prior to 2.0.9-27.34.40.5.1. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1 syslog-ng versions prior to 3.6.4-12.8.1. openSUSE Backports SLE-15-SP1 syslog-ng versions prior to 3.19.1-bp151.4.6.1. openSUSE Leap 15.1 syslog-ng versions prior to 3.19.1-lp151.3.6.1.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1169385 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Legacy Software 12
  • syslog-ng >= 3.6.4-12.8.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Module-Legacy-12-2020-1221
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11 SP3
  • syslog-ng >= 2.0.9-27.34.40.5.1
Patchnames:
sleposp3-syslog-ng-14369
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4-LTSS
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4-LTSS
  • syslog-ng >= 2.0.9-27.34.40.5.1
Patchnames:
slessp4-syslog-ng-14369
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1
  • syslog-ng >= 3.6.4-12.8.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2020-1221


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Module for Legacy syslog-ng Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 syslog-ng Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 syslog-ng Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS syslog-ng Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 syslog-ng Released