SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2017:1619-1) (Stack Clash)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for glibc fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2017-1000366: Fix a potential privilege escalation
vulnerability that allowed unprivileged system users to
manipulate the stack of setuid binaries to gain special
privileges. [bsc#1039357]

- A bug in glibc that could result in deadlocks between
malloc() and fork() has been fixed. [bsc#1040043]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1039357
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1040043
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000366.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?bba51198

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-990=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-990=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-990=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-990=1

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-990=1

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100917 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000366

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