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

High Nessus Plugin ID 83638

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#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.
(CVE-2013-4332)

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

- bnc#824639: Drop lock before calling malloc_printerr.

- bnc#801246: Fix buffer overrun in regexp matcher.
(CVE-2013-0242)

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

- 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.

Solution

Update the affected glibc packages

See Also

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

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=801246

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=824639

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

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=839870

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=842291

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=860501

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=882600

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

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894553

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=894556

http://www.nessus.org/u?9d2f2bff

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0242/

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4332/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4043/

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?e04549f0

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83638

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

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2014/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/08

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