SuSE 11.1 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 2700)

high Nessus Plugin ID 51601
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The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of glibc fixes the following bugs and security issues :

- The implementation of initgroups() of the nss_compat module omits all NIS groups at the second invocation within the same process, and also uses a needlessly inefficient method to determine the NIS groups.

- An integer overflow that allows arbitrary code execution by running --verify could be exploited by a specially crafted binary. (CVE-2010-0830)

- The addmntent() function does not escape the newline character properly, allowing the user to insert arbitrary newlines to /etc/mtab. This could be exploited to insert custom entries into /etc/mtab if addmntent() gets called by a setuid mount binary that does not perform extra input checking. (CVE-2010-0296)


Apply SAT patch number 2700.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51601

File Name: suse_11_glibc-100708.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/21/2011

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-info, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-locale, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-locale-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:glibc-profile-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11: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: 7/8/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0296, CVE-2010-0830