SUSE-SU-2014:1247-2: important: Security update for bash

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   SUSE Security Update: Security update for bash

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2014:1247-2
Rating:             important
References:         #898346 #898603 #898604 
Cross-References:   CVE-2014-7169 CVE-2014-7186 CVE-2014-7187
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Manager 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2

   An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.


   The command-line shell 'bash' evaluates environment variables, which
   allows the injection of characters and might be used to access files on
   the system in some circumstances (CVE-2014-7169).

   Please note that this issue is different from a previously fixed
   vulnerability tracked under CVE-2014-6271 and is less serious due to the
   special, non-default system configuration that is needed to create an
   exploitable situation.

   To remove further exploitation potential we now limit the
   function-in-environment variable to variables prefixed with BASH_FUNC_.
   This hardening feature is work in progress and might be improved in later

   Additionally, two other security issues have been fixed:

       * CVE-2014-7186: Nested HERE documents could lead to a crash of bash.
       * CVE-2014-7187: Nesting of for loops could lead to a crash of bash.

   Security Issues:

       * CVE-2014-7169
       * CVE-2014-7186
       * CVE-2014-7187

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Manager 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2:

      zypper in -t patch sleman17sp2-bash-9779

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Manager 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2 (x86_64):



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