SUSE SLED10 / SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2012:1488-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83565


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


This collective update to the GNU Lib C library (glibc) provides the following fixes :

- Make addmntent() return errors also for cached streams (bnc#676178, CVE-2011-1089)

- Fix overflows in vfprintf() (bnc#770891, CVE-2012-3406)

- Fix incomplete results from nscd (bnc#753756)

- Fix a deadlock in dlsym in case the symbol isn't found, for multi-threaded programs (bnc #760216).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected glibc packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83565

File Name: suse_SU-2012-1488-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-info, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nscd, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2012-3406

BID: 46740, 54374

OSVDB: 88152