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

High Nessus Plugin ID 51601


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: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/21

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2010/07/08

Reference Information

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