SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1122-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83637


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


This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation vulnerability 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.

- bnc#886416: Avoid redundant shift character in iconv output at block boundary.

- bnc#883022: Initialize errcode in sysdeps/unix/opendir.c.

- bnc#882600: Copy filename argument in posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen. (CVE-2014-4043)

- bnc#864081: Take lock in pthread_cond_wait cleanup handler only when needed.

- bnc#843735: Don't crash on unresolved weak symbol reference.

- bnc#839870: Fix integer overflows in malloc.

- bnc#836746: Avoid race between {,__de}allocate_stack and
__reclaim_stacks during fork.

- bnc#834594: Fix readdir_r with long file names.

- bnc#830268: Initialize pointer guard also in static executables. (CVE-2013-4788)

- bnc#801246: Fix buffer overrun in regexp matcher.

- bnc#779320: Fix buffer overflow in strcoll.

- bnc#750741: Use absolute timeout in x86 pthread_cond_timedwait.

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 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-9664

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83637

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1122-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-4788, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2014-5119

BID: 55462, 57638, 61183, 61729, 62324, 68006, 68983, 69738

OSVDB: 89747, 96318, 97246, 97247, 97248, 98142, 108023, 109188