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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83565
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected glibc packages

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?77734184

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1089.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3406.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/676178

https://bugzilla.novell.com/753756

https://bugzilla.novell.com/760216

https://bugzilla.novell.com/770891

http://www.nessus.org/u?99aa8c42

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83565

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

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2012

Reference Information

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

BID: 46740, 54374