openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-SU-2014:1115-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

glibc was updated to fix three security issues :

- A directory traversal in locale environment handling was
fixed (CVE-2014-0475, bnc#887022, GLIBC BZ #17137)

- Disable gconv transliteration module loading which could
be used for code execution (CVE-2014-5119, bnc#892073,
GLIBC BZ #17187)

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules
(CVE-2014-6040, bnc#894553, BZ #17325)

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-09/msg00017.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887022
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=892073
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894553

Solution :

Update the affected glibc packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77659 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68505
68983
69472

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0475
CVE-2014-5119
CVE-2014-6040

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