SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 9669)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77673


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation problem and two non-security issues :

- An off-by-one error leading to a heap-based buffer overflow was found in __gconv_translit_find(). An exploit that targets the problem is publicly available.
(CVE-2014-5119). (bnc#892073)

- setenv-alloca.patch: Avoid unbound alloca in setenv.

- printf-multibyte-format.patch: Don't parse %s format argument as multi-byte string. (bnc#888347)


Apply SAT patch number 9669.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77673

File Name: suse_11_glibc-140829.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/13

Modified: 2015/01/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2014/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5119