SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1128-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83638


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


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.

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

- bnc#860501: Use O_LARGEFILE for utmp file.

- bnc#842291: Fix typo in glibc-2.5-dlopen-lookup-race.diff.

- bnc#839870: Fix integer overflows in malloc.

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

- bnc#824639: Drop lock before calling malloc_printerr.

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

- bnc#779320: Fix buffer overflow in strcoll.

- bnc#894556 / bnc#894553: Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules. (CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2012-6656, bnc#894553, bnc#894556, BZ#17325, BZ#14134)

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83638

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1128-1.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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: 9/15/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2014-5119, CVE-2014-6040

BID: 55462, 57638, 61729, 62324, 68006, 68983, 69470, 69472, 69738