SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1119-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation problem and
the following security and non security issues :

- bnc#892073: 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#772242: Replace scope handing with master state

- bnc#779320: Fix buffer overflow in strcoll
(CVE-2012-4412)

- bnc#818630: Fall back to localhost if no nameserver
defined

- bnc#828235: Fix missing character in IBM-943 charset

- bnc#828637: Fix use of alloca in gaih_inet

- bnc#834594: Fix readdir_r with long file names
(CVE-2013-4237)

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?18daf367
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4412.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4237.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-5119.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/772242
https://bugzilla.novell.com/779320
https://bugzilla.novell.com/818630
https://bugzilla.novell.com/828235
https://bugzilla.novell.com/828637
https://bugzilla.novell.com/834594
https://bugzilla.novell.com/892073
http://www.nessus.org/u?9acd37d5

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 : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83634 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55462
61729
68983
69738

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4412
CVE-2013-4237
CVE-2014-5119

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