SUSE SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2024:1675-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197554

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:1675-1 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)

- nscd: Stack-based buffer overflow in netgroup cache If the Name Service Cache Daemon's (nscd) fixed size cache is exhausted by client requests then a subsequent client request for netgroup data may result in a stack-based buffer overflow. This flaw was introduced in glibc 2.15 when the cache was added to nscd. This vulnerability is only present in the nscd binary. (CVE-2024-33599)

- nscd: Null pointer crashes after notfound response If the Name Service Cache Daemon's (nscd) cache fails to add a not-found netgroup response to the cache, the client request can result in a null pointer dereference. This flaw was introduced in glibc 2.15 when the cache was added to nscd. This vulnerability is only present in the nscd binary. (CVE-2024-33600)

- nscd: netgroup cache may terminate daemon on memory allocation failure The Name Service Cache Daemon's (nscd) netgroup cache uses xmalloc or xrealloc and these functions may terminate the process due to a memory allocation failure resulting in a denial of service to the clients. The flaw was introduced in glibc 2.15 when the cache was added to nscd. This vulnerability is only present in the nscd binary.
(CVE-2024-33601)

- nscd: netgroup cache assumes NSS callback uses in-buffer strings The Name Service Cache Daemon's (nscd) netgroup cache can corrupt memory when the NSS callback does not store all strings in the provided buffer.
The flaw was introduced in glibc 2.15 when the cache was added to nscd. This vulnerability is only present in the nscd binary. (CVE-2024-33602)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues 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://bugzilla.suse.com/1223423

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1223424

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1223425

http://www.nessus.org/u?42f0dea8

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2024-33599

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2024-33600

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2024-33601

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2024-33602

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197554

File Name: suse_SU-2024-1675-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/21/2024

Updated: 5/21/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-2961

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-info, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nscd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-profile-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc

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: 5/17/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2961, CVE-2024-33599, CVE-2024-33600, CVE-2024-33601, CVE-2024-33602

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:1675-1