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

High Nessus Plugin ID 83639


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


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.

- 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.


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'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83639

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

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

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: 2014/09/15

Reference Information

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

BID: 67992, 68983, 69470, 69472, 69738

OSVDB: 109188, 110668, 110669, 110670, 110671, 110672, 110673, 110674, 110675