openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2015-544)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

glibc was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2014-4043: The posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen
function in glibc did not copy its path argument in
accordance with the POSIX specification, which allowed
context-dependent attackers to trigger use-after-free
vulnerabilities (bsc#882600).

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=882600

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)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85433 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4043

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