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.
(CVE-2014-5119)

- 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
glibc-2.5-dlopen-lookup-race.diff.

- bnc#839870: Fix integer overflows in malloc.
(CVE-2013-4332)

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

- bnc#824639: Drop lock before calling malloc_printerr.

- bnc#801246: Fix buffer overrun in regexp matcher.
(CVE-2013-0242)

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

- 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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bd3841f6
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4412.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0242.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4237.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4332.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4043.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-5119.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/779320
https://bugzilla.novell.com/801246
https://bugzilla.novell.com/824639
https://bugzilla.novell.com/834594
https://bugzilla.novell.com/839870
https://bugzilla.novell.com/842291
https://bugzilla.novell.com/860501
https://bugzilla.novell.com/882600
https://bugzilla.novell.com/892073
https://bugzilla.novell.com/894553
https://bugzilla.novell.com/894556
http://www.nessus.org/u?e04549f0

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

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