SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:2156-1)

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 fixes the following issues :

- Drop old fix that could break services that start before
IPv6 is up. (bsc#931399)

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

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

- Relocate DSOs in dependency order, fixing a potential
crash during symbol relocation phase. (bsc#986302)

- Fix nscd assertion failure in gc. (bsc#965699)

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

- 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/931399
https://bugzilla.suse.com/965699
https://bugzilla.suse.com/969727
https://bugzilla.suse.com/973010
https://bugzilla.suse.com/973164
https://bugzilla.suse.com/973179
https://bugzilla.suse.com/980483
https://bugzilla.suse.com/980854
https://bugzilla.suse.com/986302
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?64884c5c

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-glibc-12712=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-glibc-12712=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-glibc-12712=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: 93309 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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