SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0170-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

glibc has been updated to fix security issues :

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

- Fixed a stack overflow during hosts parsing
(CVE-2013-4357)

- Copy filename argument in
posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen (CVE-2014-4043,
bsc#882600, BZ #17048)

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?b38f1c55
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6656.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4357.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-6040.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844309
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=882600
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894553
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894556
http://www.nessus.org/u?dcd4c243

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 : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83675 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67992
68006
69470
69472

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6656
CVE-2013-4357
CVE-2014-4043
CVE-2014-6040

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