SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2018:2302-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111663
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for glibc fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2018-11236: Fix 32bit arch integer overflow in stdlib/canonicalize.c when processing very long pathname arguments (bsc#1094161). Bug fixes :

- bsc#1086690: Fix crash in resolver on memory allocation failure.

- bsc#1077763: Fix allocation in in6ailist_add.

- bsc#1079625: Fix allocation in nss_compat for large number of memberships to a group.

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-glibc-13721=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-glibc-13721=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-glibc-13721=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-glibc-13721=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-glibc-13721=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-glibc-13721=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1077763

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1079625

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1086690

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1094161

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-11236/

http://www.nessus.org/u?201f29f6

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111663

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2302-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/13/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-info, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nscd, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11236