SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0167-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

glibc has been updated to fix a security issue and two bugs :

Security issue fixed :

- Copy filename argument in
posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen (CVE-2014-4043)

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
#12926)

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?7e04662a
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6656.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-6040.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=864081
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=882600
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=909053
http://www.nessus.org/u?c2d945b6

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-10220

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83674 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68006
69470
69472

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6656
CVE-2014-4043
CVE-2014-6040

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