SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:1721-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

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)

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 :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/968787
https://bugzilla.suse.com/969727
https://bugzilla.suse.com/973010
https://bugzilla.suse.com/973164
https://bugzilla.suse.com/975930
https://bugzilla.suse.com/980483
https://bugzilla.suse.com/980854
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1234.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3075.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3706.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4429.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?a912a293

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-1015=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1015=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-1015=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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: 93173 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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