SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1128-1)

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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.

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

- bnc#860501: Use O_LARGEFILE for utmp file.

- bnc#842291: Fix typo in

- bnc#839870: Fix integer overflows in malloc.

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

- bnc#824639: Drop lock before calling malloc_printerr.

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

- bnc#779320: Fix buffer overflow in strcoll.

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

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 :

Update the affected glibc packages

Risk factor :

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

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