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Vulnerability of openSUSE, SUSE LE: privilege escalation via /usr/sbin/pinger

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can bypass restrictions via /usr/sbin/pinger of openSUSE or SUSE LE 15, in order to escalate his privileges.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 15/11/2019.
Références of this threat: CVE-2019-3688, openSUSE-SU-2019:2540-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2541-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2672-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2975-1, SUSE-SU-2019:3180-1, SUSE-SU-2019:3182-1, SUSE-SU-2019:3183-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-30873.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can bypass restrictions via /usr/sbin/pinger of openSUSE or SUSE LE 15, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This threat impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity bulletin.

Solutions for this threat

openSUSE Leap 15: new squid packages (22/11/2019).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: squid 4.9-lp150.13.1
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: squid 4.9-lp151.2.7.1

SUSE LE 15: new squid packages (15/11/2019).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: squid 4.9-5.11.1
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: squid 4.9-5.11.1

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new permissions packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: permissions 20181116-lp151.4.9.1

SUSE LE 12: new permissions packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP2: permissions 2015.09.28.1626-17.20.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: permissions 2015.09.28.1626-17.20.1

SUSE LE 12 SP4/5: new permissions packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP4: permissions 20170707-3.14.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: permissions 20170707-3.14.1

SUSE LE 15 RTM: new permissions packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: permissions 20180125-3.18.1
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