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Security update for YaST2

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(Last modified: 08NOV2007)


solutions Security update for YaST2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b2b5779b3105842f8b7ea5b6992883ad)

Applies to

Package: yast2-core
yast2-core-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point Of Sale 10 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11952Zypp-Patch-Number: 4623
Release: 20071108
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this security update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update fixes a security bug in yast2-core that allows local attackers to provide malicious YaST2 modules to YaST2 which are subsequently executed with root privileges. To trigger this vulnerability root has to execute yast2 in an untrusted directory (i.e. /tmp).

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh yast2-core.rpm yast2-core-devel.rpm

links to download packages

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