SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Numbers 3392 / 3393)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update of glibc fixes various bugs and security issues :

- Decoding of the $ORIGIN special value in various LD_
environment variables allowed local attackers to execute
code in context of e.g. setuid root programs, elevating
privileges. This issue does not affect SUSE as an
assertion triggers before the respective code is
executed. The bug was fixed nevertheless.

- The LD_AUDIT environment was not pruned during setuid
root execution and could load shared libraries from
standard system library paths. This could be used by
local attackers to inject code into setuid root programs
and so elevated privileges. (CVE-2010-3856)

- Integer overflow causing arbitrary code execution in --verify mode could be induced by a specially
crafted binary. (CVE-2010-0830)

- The addmntent() function would not escape the newline
character properly, allowing the user to insert
arbitrary newlines to the /etc/mtab; if the addmntent()
is run by a setuid mount binary that does not do extra
input checking, this would allow custom entries to be
inserted in /etc/mtab. (CVE-2010-0296)

- The strfmon() function contains an integer overflow
vulnerability in width specifiers handling that could be
triggered by an attacker that can control the format
string passed to strfmon(). (CVE-2008-1391)

- Some setups (mainly Solaris-based legacy setups) include
shadow information (password hashes) as so-called
'adjunct passwd' table, mangling it with the rest of
passwd columns instead of keeping it in the shadow
table. Normally, Solaris will disclose this information
only to clients bound to a priviledged port, but when
nscd is deployed on the client, getpwnam() would
disclose the password hashes to all users. New mode
'adjunct as shadow' can now be enabled in
/etc/default/nss that will move the password hashes from
the world-readable passwd table to emulated shadow table
(that is not cached by nscd). (CVE-2010-0015)

Some invalid behaviour, crashes and memory leaks were fixed :

- statfs64() would not function properly on IA64 in ia32el
emulation mode.

- memcpy() and memset() on power6 would erroneously use a
64-bit instruction within 32-bit code in certain corner

- nscd would not load /etc/host.conf properly before
performing host resolution - most importantly, multi on
in /etc/host.conf would be ignored when nscd was used,
breaking e.g. resolving records in /etc/hosts where
single name would point at multiple addresses

- Removed mapping from lowercase sharp s to uppercase
sharp S; uppercase S is not a standardly used letter and
causes problems for ISO encodings.

Some other minor issues were fixed :

- glibc-locale now better coexists with sap-locale on
upgrades by regenerating the locale/gconv indexes

- Ports 623 and 664 may not be allocated by RPC code
automatically anymore since that may clash with ports
used on some IPMI network cards.

- On x86_64, backtrace of a static destructor would stop
in the _fini() glibc pseudo-routine, making it difficult
to find out what originally triggered the program
termination. The routine now has unwind information

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 3392 / 3393 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50912 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1391

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