SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2013:1251-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This collective update for the GNU C library (glibc) provides the
following fixes and enhancements :

Security issues fixed :

- Fix stack overflow in getaddrinfo with many results.
(bnc#813121, CVE-2013-1914)

- Fix a different stack overflow in getaddrinfo with many
results. (bnc#828637)

- Fix array overflow in floating point parser [bnc#775690]

- Fix strtod integer/buffer overflows [bnc#775690]

- Add patches for fix overflows in vfprintf. [bnc #770891,
CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406]

- Fix buffer overflow in glob. (bnc#691365)

- Flush stream in addmntent, to catch errors like reached
file size limits. [bnc #676178, CVE-2011-1089]

Bugs fixed :

- Fix locking in _IO_cleanup. (bnc#796982)

- Fix resolver when first query fails, but seconds
succeeds. [bnc #767266]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-8082

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-8082

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83594 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46740

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4756

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