SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2014:1129-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83639
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Synopsis

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

Description

This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation problem and two additional 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#836746: Avoid race between {, __de}allocate_stack and __reclaim_stacks during fork.

- bnc#844309: Fixed various overflows, reading large /etc/hosts or long names. (CVE-2013-4357)

- bnc#894553, bnc#894556: Fixed various crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules. (CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2012-6656)

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

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 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-glibc-9721

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=836746

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844309

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?12c9123b

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6656/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4357/

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

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-6040/

http://www.nessus.org/u?ab20b15d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83639

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1129-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/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: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: 9/15/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/29/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2013-4357, CVE-2014-5119, CVE-2014-6040

BID: 67992, 68983, 69470, 69472, 69738