openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2016-699)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for glibc fixes the following issues :

- glob-altdirfunc.patch: Do not copy d_name field of
struct dirent (CVE-2016-1234, boo#969727, BZ #19779)

- nss-dns-memleak-2.patch: fix memory leak in
_nss_dns_gethostbyname4_r (boo#973010)

- nss-dns-getnetbyname.patch: fix stack overflow in
_nss_dns_getnetbyname_r (CVE-2016-3075, boo#973164, BZ
#19879)

- getaddrinfo-hostent-conv-stack-overflow.patch:
getaddrinfo stack overflow in hostent conversion
(CVE-2016-3706, boo#980483, BZ #20010)

- clntudp-call-alloca.patch: do not use alloca in
clntudp_call (CVE-2016-4429, boo#980854, BZ #20112)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=969727
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=973010
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=973164
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=980483
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=980854

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: 91534 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1234
CVE-2016-3075
CVE-2016-3706
CVE-2016-4429

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now