SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Recommended update for glibc (SUSE-SU-2018:4067-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 119579
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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-2017-15671: Fixed memory leak in glob with GLOB_TILDE (bsc#1064569, BZ #22325).

Non-security issue fixed: Avoid access beyond memory bounds in pthread_attr_getaffinity_np (bsc#1110170, BZ #15618).

Remove improper assert in dlclose (bsc#1110174, BZ #11941).

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-13903=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-glibc-13903=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-glibc-13903=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-glibc-13903=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-glibc-13903=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-glibc-13903=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1064569

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1110170

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1110174

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15671/

http://www.nessus.org/u?1245d8fa

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119579

File Name: suse_SU-2018-4067-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/11/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15671