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

- 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 :

Solution :

Update the affected glibc packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91534 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1234

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