SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1129-1)

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

- bnc#844309: Fixed various overflows, reading large
/etc/hosts or long names. (CVE-2013-4357)

- bnc#894553, bnc#894556: Fixed various crashes on invalid
input in IBM gconv modules. (CVE-2014-6040,

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 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-glibc-9721

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83639 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67992

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6656

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