SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 9669)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation problem and
two non-security issues :

- An off-by-one error leading to a heap-based buffer
overflow was found in __gconv_translit_find(). An
exploit that targets the problem is publicly available.
(CVE-2014-5119). (bnc#892073)

- setenv-alloca.patch: Avoid unbound alloca in setenv.
(bnc#892065)

- printf-multibyte-format.patch: Don't parse %s format
argument as multi-byte string. (bnc#888347)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=888347
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=892065
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=892073
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-5119.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 9669.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77673 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5119

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