SuSE 11.3 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 10259)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81295


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


glibc has been updated to fix security issues and bugs :

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules.
(CVE-2014-6040 / CVE-2012-6656, bsc#894553, bsc#894556, GLIBC BZ #17325, GLIBC BZ #14134)

- Avoid infinite loop in nss_dns getnetbyname.

- Don't touch user-controlled stdio locks in forked child.
(bsc#864081, GLIBC BZ #12847)

- Unlock mutex before going back to waiting for PI mutexes. (bsc#891843, GLIBC BZ #14417)

- Implement x86 cpuid handling of leaf4 for cache information. (bsc#903288, GLIBC BZ #12587)

- Fix infinite loop in check_pf. (bsc#909053, GLIBC BZ #12926)


Apply SAT patch number 10259.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81295

File Name: suse_11_glibc-150129.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/11

Modified: 2016/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2015/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2014-9402