SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 10259)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

glibc has been updated to fix security issues and bugs :

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules.
(CVE-2014-6040 / CVE-2012-6656, bsc#894553, bsc#894556,
GLIBC BZ #17325, GLIBC BZ #14134)

- Avoid infinite loop in nss_dns getnetbyname.
(CVE-2014-9402)

- Don't touch user-controlled stdio locks in forked child.
(bsc#864081, GLIBC BZ #12847)

- Unlock mutex before going back to waiting for PI
mutexes. (bsc#891843, GLIBC BZ #14417)

- Implement x86 cpuid handling of leaf4 for cache
information. (bsc#903288, GLIBC BZ #12587)

- Fix infinite loop in check_pf. (bsc#909053, GLIBC BZ
#12926)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=864081
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=891843
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894553
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894556
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=903288
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=909053
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6656.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-6040.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-9402.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 10259.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81295 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6656
CVE-2014-6040
CVE-2014-9402

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