SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0164-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

glibc has been updated to fix one security issue and several bugs :

Security issue fixed :

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules
(CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2012-6656)

- Fixed a stack overflow during hosts parsing

Bugs fixed :

- don't touch user-controlled stdio locks in forked child
(bsc#864081, GLIBC BZ #12847)

- Fix infinite loop in check_pf (bsc#909053, GLIBC BZ

- Add check for RTLD_DEEPBIND environment variable to
disable deepbinding of NSS modules (bsc#888860)

- Fix infinite loop in check_pf (bsc#909053, GLIBC BZ

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-10217

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83673 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67992

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6656

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