Security update for util-linux (important)

ID OPENSUSE-SU-2017:0590-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2017-03-02T15:15:48


This update for util-linux fixes the following issues:

This security issue was fixed:

  • CVE-2017-2616: In su with PAM support it was possible for local users to send SIGKILL to selected other processes with root privileges (bsc#1023041).

This non-security issues were fixed:

  • lscpu: Implement WSL detection and work around crash (bsc#1019332)
  • fstrim: De-duplicate btrfs sub-volumes for "fstrim -a" and bind mounts (bsc#1020077)
  • Fix regressions in safe loop re-use patch set for libmount (bsc#1012504)
  • Disable ro checks for mtab (bsc#1012632)
  • Ensure that the option "users,exec,dev,suid" work as expected on NFS mounts (bsc#1008965)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.