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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83673
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

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 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc-10217

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

See Also

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=888860

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

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=909053

http://www.nessus.org/u?2d6d44bc

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-2014-6040/

http://www.nessus.org/u?f66ba9d9

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83673

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

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/5/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 67992, 69470, 69472