SuSE 11.1 Security Update : socat (SAT Patch Number 6407)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes two small security issues in socat :

- Fixed a stack overflow in commandline parsing
(bnc#627475 / CVE-2010-2799) Only exploitable if an
attacker can control the commandline parameters.

- Fixed heap overflow in READLINE output mode (bnc#759859
/ CVE-2012-0219)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=627475
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=759859
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-2799.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0219.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 6407.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64225 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2799
CVE-2012-0219

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