SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0164-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83673


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


glibc has been updated to fix one security issue and several bugs :

Security issue fixed :

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules (CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2012-6656)

- Fixed a stack overflow during hosts parsing (CVE-2013-4357)

Bugs fixed :

- don't touch user-controlled stdio locks in forked child (bsc#864081, GLIBC BZ #12847)

- Fix infinite loop in check_pf (bsc#909053, GLIBC BZ #12926)

- Add check for RTLD_DEEPBIND environment variable to disable deepbinding of NSS modules (bsc#888860)

- Fix infinite loop in check_pf (bsc#909053, GLIBC BZ #12926)

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-10217

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83673

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0164-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/09/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/28

Reference Information

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

BID: 67992, 69470, 69472

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