SUSE Security Summary Report: SUSE-SR:2010:016
Posted on: 08/26/2010 02:50 PM

SUSE published the SUSE Security Summary Report: SUSE-SR:2010:016


SUSE Security Summary Report

Announcement ID: SUSE-SR:2010:016
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:00:00 +0000
Cross-References: CVE-2010-0211, CVE-2010-0212, CVE-2010-1168
CVE-2010-1447, CVE-2010-1507, CVE-2010-1797
CVE-2010-2497, CVE-2010-2498, CVE-2010-2499
CVE-2010-2500, CVE-2010-2519, CVE-2010-2520
CVE-2010-2527, CVE-2010-2541, CVE-2010-2548
CVE-2010-2576, CVE-2010-2783, CVE-2010-2805
CVE-2010-2806, CVE-2010-2807, CVE-2010-2808
CVE-2010-3019, CVE-2010-3020, CVE-2010-3021

Content of this advisory:
1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
- yast2-webclient-patch_updates
- perl
- openldap2
- opera
- freetype2/libfreetype6
- java-1_6_0-openjdk
2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information


1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities

To avoid flooding mailing lists with SUSE Security Announcements for minor
issues, SUSE Security releases weekly summary reports for the low profile
vulnerability fixes. The SUSE Security Summary Reports do not list or
download URLs like the SUSE Security Announcements that are released for
more severe vulnerabilities.

Fixed packages for the following incidents are already available on our FTP
server and via the YaST Online Update.

- yast2-webclient-patch_updates
Applying maintenance updates and security fixes can potentially take
a long time as all packages are downloaded and installed.
This update improves the WebYaST user interface to show a descriptive
timeout error message with information on how to proceed in those cases.
In addition, the following reports were fixed:
- 616742: PackageKit errors are ignored when applying updates
- 591345: WebYaST generates installation specific secret key
during RPM installation (CVE-2010-1507)
Affected Products: SLE11

- perl
perl module was affected by two problems where attackers
could break out of such a safed execution.
(CVE-2010-1447, CVE-2010-1168)
Additionally the following non-security bugs were addressed too:
- fix tell cornercase [bnc#596167]
- fix regex memory leak [bnc#557636]
- also run h2ph on /usr/include/linux [bnc#603840]
Affected Products: SLES9, SLE10-SP3, SLE11, openSUSE 11.1, 11.2

- openldap2/libldap
Several issues have been fixed in OpenLDAP:
- specially crafted MODRDN operations can crash the OpenLDAP server
(CVE-2010-0211 and CVE-2010-0212)
- syncrepl might loose deletes in refreshAndPersist mode
- replicating from a SLES11 master to a SLES10 slave can cause
- libldap hangs with 100% CPU when referral chasing is enabled
Affected Products: SLES9, SLE10-SP3, SLE11, openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, 11.2

- opera
This update of opera fixes the following vulnerabilities:
- CVE-2010-2576: CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (CWE-94):
unexpected changes in tab focus could be used to run programs from
the Internet, as reported by Jakob Balle and Sven Krewitt of Secunia
- CVE-2010-3019: CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (CWE-119):
heap buffer overflow in HTML5 canvas could be used to execute
arbitrary code, as reported by Kuzzcc
- CVE-2010-3020: CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (CWE-264):
news feed preview could subscribe to feeds without interaction, as
reported by Alexios Fakos
- CVE-2010-3021: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (CWE-399):
remote attackers could trigger a remote denial of service (CPU
consumption and application hang) via an animated PNG image
Affected Products: openSUSE 11.1, 11.2, 11.3

- freetype2/libfreetype6
This update of freetype2 fixes several vulnerabilities that could lead
to remote system compromise by executing arbitrary code with user
- CVE-2010-1797: stack-based buffer overflow while processing CFF opcodes
- CVE-2010-2497: integer underflow
- CVE-2010-2498: invalid free
- CVE-2010-2499: buffer overflow
- CVE-2010-2500: integer overflow
- CVE-2010-2519: heap buffer overflow
- CVE-2010-2520: heap buffer overflow
- CVE-2010-2527: buffer overflows in the freetype demo
- CVE-2010-2541: buffer overflow in ftmulti demo program
- CVE-2010-2805: improper bounds checking
- CVE-2010-2806: improper bounds checking
- CVE-2010-2807: improper type comparisons
- CVE-2010-2808: memory corruption flaw by processing certain LWFN fonts
Affected Products: SLES9, SLE10-SP3, SLE11, openSUSE 11.1, 11.2, 11.3

- java-1_6_0-openjdk
icedtea included in java-1_6_0-openjdk was updated to version 1.8.1
which fixes two security issues:
- CVE-2010-2783: IcedTea 'Extended JNLP Services' arbitrary file access
- CVE-2010-2548: IcedTea Incomplete property access check for unsigned
The new version also fixes many non-security bugs. For details please
see GNU/Andrew’s Blog ยป IcedTea6 1.8.1 Released!
Affected Products: openSUSE 11.1, 11.2, 11.3


2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds


3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

- Announcement authenticity verification:

SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
security announcements are published with a valid signature.

To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
and run the command

gpg --verify

replacing with the name of the file containing the announcement.
The output for a valid signature looks like:

gpg: Signature made using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team "

where is replaced by the date the document was signed.

If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the

gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

- Package authenticity verification:

SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
and open source software community, the authenticity and integrity of a
package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered with.

The internal RPM package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

rpm -v --checksig

to verify the signature of the package, replacing with the
filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
contains a valid signature from with the key ID 9C800ACA.

This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on RPMv4-based
distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during installation. You can
also find it on the first installation CD and included at the end of this

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