SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2017:1619-1) (Stack Clash)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100917
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for glibc fixes the following issues :
- CVE-2017-1000366: Fix a potential privilege escalation vulnerability that allowed unprivileged system users to manipulate the stack of setuid binaries to gain special privileges. [bsc#1039357]
- A bug in glibc that could result in deadlocks between malloc() and fork() has been fixed. [bsc#1040043]
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.
SolutionTo 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-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-990=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-990=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-990=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-990=1
OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2017-990=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.