SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2013:1251-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83594


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


This collective update for the GNU C library (glibc) provides the following fixes and enhancements :

Security issues fixed :

- Fix stack overflow in getaddrinfo with many results.
(bnc#813121, CVE-2013-1914)

- Fix a different stack overflow in getaddrinfo with many results. (bnc#828637)

- Fix array overflow in floating point parser [bnc#775690] (CVE-2012-3480)

- Fix strtod integer/buffer overflows [bnc#775690] (CVE-2012-3480)

- Add patches for fix overflows in vfprintf. [bnc #770891, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406]

- Fix buffer overflow in glob. (bnc#691365) (CVE-2010-4756)

- Flush stream in addmntent, to catch errors like reached file size limits. [bnc #676178, CVE-2011-1089]

Bugs fixed :

- Fix locking in _IO_cleanup. (bnc#796982)

- Fix resolver when first query fails, but seconds succeeds. [bnc #767266]

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-8082

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-8082

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83594

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1251-1.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:11

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: 2013/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4756, CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406, CVE-2012-3480, CVE-2013-1914

BID: 46740, 54374, 54982, 58839

OSVDB: 88152