Security update for permissions

SUSE Security Update: Security update for permissions
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:14304-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1160594 #1160764 #1163922
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that solves one vulnerability and has two fixes is now available.


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

  • CVE-2020-8013: Fixed a missing symlink check. Do not follow symlinks that are the final path element (bsc#1163922).
  • Fixed a regression where chkstat broke when /proc was not available (bsc#1160764, bsc#1160594).

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 Server 11-SP4-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch slessp4-permissions-14304=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-permissions-14304=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-LTSS (ppc64):
    • permissions-2013.1.7-
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (ppc64):
    • permissions-debuginfo-2013.1.7-