openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2015-173)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Glibc was updated to fix several security issues.

- Avoid infinite loop in nss_dns getnetbyname
(CVE-2014-9402, bsc#910599, BZ #17630)

- wordexp fails to honour WRDE_NOCMD (CVE-2014-7817,
bsc#906371, BZ #17625)

- Fix invalid file descriptor reuse while sending DNS
query (CVE-2013-7423, bsc#915526, BZ #15946)

- Fix buffer overflow in wscanf (CVE-2015-1472,
bsc#916222, BZ #16618)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=906371
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=910599
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=915526
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=916222

Solution :

Update the affected glibc packages.

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: 81560 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7423
CVE-2014-7817
CVE-2014-9402
CVE-2015-1472

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