SuSE 11.1 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 2700)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update of glibc fixes the following bugs and security issues :

- The implementation of initgroups() of the nss_compat
module omits all NIS groups at the second invocation
within the same process, and also uses a needlessly
inefficient method to determine the NIS groups.

- An integer overflow that allows arbitrary code execution
by running ld.so --verify could be exploited by a
specially crafted binary. (CVE-2010-0830)

- The addmntent() function does not escape the newline
character properly, allowing the user to insert
arbitrary newlines to /etc/mtab. This could be exploited
to insert custom entries into /etc/mtab if addmntent()
gets called by a setuid mount binary that does not
perform extra input checking. (CVE-2010-0296)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=592941
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=594263
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=607064
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0296.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0830.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 2700.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51601 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0296
CVE-2010-0830

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