SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1122-1)

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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 vulnerability
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.

- bnc#886416: Avoid redundant shift character in iconv
output at block boundary.

- bnc#883022: Initialize errcode in

- bnc#882600: Copy filename argument in
posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen. (CVE-2014-4043)

- bnc#864081: Take lock in pthread_cond_wait cleanup
handler only when needed.

- bnc#843735: Don't crash on unresolved weak symbol

- bnc#839870: Fix integer overflows in malloc.

- bnc#836746: Avoid race between {,__de}allocate_stack and
__reclaim_stacks during fork.

- bnc#834594: Fix readdir_r with long file names.

- bnc#830268: Initialize pointer guard also in static
executables. (CVE-2013-4788)

- bnc#801246: Fix buffer overrun in regexp matcher.

- bnc#779320: Fix buffer overflow in strcoll.

- bnc#750741: Use absolute timeout in x86

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 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-9664

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

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