SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2018:2883-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117804
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for glibc fixes the following security issues :

CVE-2017-15670: Prevent off-by-one error that lead to a heap-based buffer overflow in the glob function, related to the processing of home directories using the ~ operator followed by a long string (bsc#1064583)

CVE-2017-15804: The glob function contained a buffer overflow during unescaping of user names with the ~ operator (bsc#1064580)

CVE-2015-5180: res_query in libresolv allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and process crash) (bsc#941234).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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-13795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-glibc-13795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-glibc-13795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-glibc-13795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-glibc-13795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-glibc-13795=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1058774

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1064580

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1064583

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=941234

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5180/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15670/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15804/

http://www.nessus.org/u?00bea1dc

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117804

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2883-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2018

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: 9/26/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5180, CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-15804