SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2013:1287-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83597


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)

- Fixed another stack overflow in getaddrinfo with many results (bnc#828637)

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

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

- Fix strtod integer/buffer overflows [bnc#775690] (CVE-2012-3480) Make addmntent return errors also for cached streams. [bnc #676178, CVE-2011-1089]

- Fix overflows in vfprintf. [bnc #770891, CVE 2012-3406]

- Add vfprintf-nargs.diff for possible format string overflow. [bnc #747768, CVE-2012-0864]

- Check values from file header in __tzfile_read. [bnc #735850, CVE-2009-5029]

Also several bugs were fixed :

- Fix locking in _IO_cleanup. (bnc#796982)

- Fix memory leak in execve. (bnc#805899) Fix nscd timestamps in logging (bnc#783196)

- Fix perl script error message (bnc#774467)

- Fall back to localhost if no nameserver defined (bnc#818630)

- Fix incomplete results from nscd. [bnc #753756]

- Fix a deadlock in dlsym in case the symbol isn't found, for multithreaded programs. [bnc #760216]

- Fix problem with TLS and dlopen. [#732110]

- Backported regex fix for skipping of valid EUC-JP matches [bnc#743689]

- Fixed false regex match on incomplete chars in EUC-JP [bnc#743689]

- Add glibc-pmap-timeout.diff in order to fix useless connection attempts to NFS servers. [bnc #661460]

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83597

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1287-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

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: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:UR

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: 2013/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5029, CVE-2010-4756, CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2012-0864, CVE-2012-3480, CVE-2013-1914

BID: 46740, 50898, 52201, 54982, 58839

OSVDB: 74883, 75008, 77508, 79705, 80719, 84710, 92038