SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2018:2883-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 117804
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionTo 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