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Secunia Security Advisory 49991

Secunia Security Advisory 49991
Posted Jul 18, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - SUSE has issued an update for gypsy. This fixes a weakness and a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to potentially disclose sensitive information and potentially gain escalated privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, suse
MD5 | a3d0cb156a3a8d73a1d0182639d7cfaf

Secunia Security Advisory 49991

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TITLE:
SUSE update for gypsy

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49991

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49991/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49991

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-18

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49991/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49991/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49991

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
SUSE has issued an update for gypsy. This fixes a weakness and a
vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to
potentially disclose sensitive information and potentially gain
escalated privileges.

1) The application does not properly verify files before opening them
for reading and can be exploited to read arbitrary files with root
privileges.

2) Certain errors in multiple functions within the NMEA parser can
potentially be exploited to cause buffer overflows.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Kees Cook within a Launchpad bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
gypsy:
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/gypsy/commit/?id=40101707cddb319481133b2a137294b6b669bd16

Kees Cook:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gypsy/+bug/690323

openSUSE-SU-2012:0884-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-07/msg00034.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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