SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 9262)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for the GNU Lib C fixes security issues, some bugs and
introduces one new feature.

The following security issues have been fixed :

- Various potential stack overflows in getaddrinfo() and
others were fixed. (bnc#844309). (CVE-2013-4357)

- A stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when called
with AF_INET6. The following new feature has been
implemented:. (CVE-2013-4458)

- On PowerLinux, a vDSO entry for getcpu() was added for
possible performance enhancements. (FATE#316816,
bnc#854445) The following issues have been fixed :

- Performance problems with threads in
__lll_lock_wait_private and __lll_unlock_wake_private.
(bnc#836746)

- IPv6: Memory leak in getaddrinfo() when many RRs are
returned. (bnc#863499)

- Using profiling C library (-lc_p) can trigger a
segmentation fault. (bnc#872832)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=836746
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844309
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847227
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=854445
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=863499
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=872832
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4357.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4458.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 9262.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74351 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4357
CVE-2013-4458

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