SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1119-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83634

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation problem and the following security and non security issues :

- bnc#892073: An off-by-one error leading to a heap-based buffer overflow was found in __gconv_translit_find(). An exploit that targets the problem is publicly available.
(CVE-2014-5119)

- bnc#772242: Replace scope handing with master state

- bnc#779320: Fix buffer overflow in strcoll (CVE-2012-4412)

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

- bnc#828235: Fix missing character in IBM-943 charset

- bnc#828637: Fix use of alloca in gaih_inet

- bnc#834594: Fix readdir_r with long file names (CVE-2013-4237)

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

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=772242

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=779320

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=818630

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=828235

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=828637

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834594

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=892073

http://www.nessus.org/u?2e4ddbfb

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4412/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4237/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-5119/

http://www.nessus.org/u?9acd37d5

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83634

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1119-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2014-5119

BID: 55462, 61729, 68983, 69738