openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2016-852)

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 provides the following fixes :

- Increase DTV_SURPLUS limit. (bsc#968787)

- Do not copy d_name field of struct dirent.
(CVE-2016-1234, bsc#969727)

- Fix memory leak in _nss_dns_gethostbyname4_r.
(bsc#973010)

- Fix stack overflow in _nss_dns_getnetbyname_r.
(CVE-2016-3075, bsc#973164)

- Fix malloc performance regression from SLE 11.
(bsc#975930)

- Fix getaddrinfo stack overflow in hostent conversion.
(CVE-2016-3706, bsc#980483)

- Do not use alloca in clntudp_call. (CVE-2016-4429,
bsc#980854)

- Remove mtrace.1, now included in the man-pages package.
(bsc#967190)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update
project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=967190
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=968787
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=975930
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: 91987 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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