SUSE Security Summary Report: SUSE-SR:2010:020
Posted on: 11/03/2010 09:10 PM

SUSE published their Security Summary Report


SUSE Security Summary Report

Announcement ID: SUSE-SR:2010:020
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 12:00:00 +0000
Cross-References: CVE-2009-4023, CVE-2009-4111, CVE-2010-0213
CVE-2010-1172, CVE-2010-2547, CVE-2010-3170
CVE-2010-3433, CVE-2010-3434, CVE-2010-3706
CVE-2010-3707, CVE-2010-3996

Content of this advisory:
1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
- NetworkManager
- bind
- clamav
- dovecot12
- festival
- gpg2
- libfreebl3
- php5-pear-mail
- postgresql
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.

- NetworkManager
dbus-glib allowed local users to write properties that were exported
read-only via dbus (CVE-2010-1172).

Affected Products: SLE11

- bind
A DoS vulnerability in bind's DNSSEC code has been
fixed which occured while recursively validating a server.
CVE-2010-0213 has been assigned to this issue.

Affected Products: openSUSE 11.3

- clamav
clamav version 0.96.3 fixes problems when scanning pdf files
(CVE-2010-3434) and also contains numerous other bug fixes.

Affected Products: openSUSE 11.1-11.3

- dovecot12
dovecot granted admin rights to all owner mailboxes (CVE-2010-3706).

When using multiple ACL entries for mailboxes the most specific one
was not always applied (CVE-2010-3707).

Affected Products: openSUSE 11.2-11.3

- festival
festival_server uses an unsafe LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Local users could exploit
that to execute code as another user if that user runs festival_server.
CVE-2010-3996 has been assigned to this issue.

Affected Products: openSUSE 11.1-11.3

- gpg2
GnuPG2 was vulnerable to arbitrary code execution by context-dependent
attackers because of reusing a freed pointer when verifying a signature
or importing a certificate with many "Subject Alternate Names".

Affected Products: SUSE Moblin 2.0

- libfreebl3
The Mozilla NSS Library was updated to version 3.12.8 and the Mozilla
NSPR Library was updated to 4.8.6 to fix various bugs and one security

CVE-2010-3170: Disallow wildcard matching in X509 certificate Common

This update also has preparations for Firefox 4 support, and a updated
Root Certificate Authority list.

Affected Products: openSUSE 11.1-11.3

- php5-pear-mail
Passing specially crafted $from and $recepient arguments to
php5-pear-mail's sendmail.php allowed attackers to inject shell
code (CVE-2009-4023, CVE-2009-4111).

Affected Products: SLE11, SLE11-SP1

- postgresql
PostgreSQL functions implemented in Perl or TCL shared a global state
even across different user user ids. A user could therefore influence
functions of other users in an unexpected or even malicious way

Affected Products: openSUSE 11.1-11.3


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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- General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
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