SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 / openSUSE 15 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2024:1375-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 193718

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLED15 / SLED_SAP15 / SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 / openSUSE 15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:1375-1 advisory.

- The iconv() function in the GNU C Library versions 2.39 and older may overflow the output buffer passed to it by up to 4 bytes when converting strings to the ISO-2022-CN-EXT character set, which may be used to crash an application or overwrite a neighbouring variable. (CVE-2024-2961)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1222992

https://lists.suse.com/pipermail/sle-updates/2024-April/035052.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2024-2961

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193718

File Name: suse_SU-2024-1375-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2024

Updated: 4/23/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-2961

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nscd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale-base-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-info, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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: 4/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2961

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:1375-1