SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0167-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83674
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Synopsis

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

Description

glibc has been updated to fix a security issue and two bugs :

Security issue fixed :

- Copy filename argument in posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen (CVE-2014-4043)

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)

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-10220

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=864081

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

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?fa3fbe5e

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

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?c2d945b6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83674

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0167-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

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: 5.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/28/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/6/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2014-6040

BID: 68006, 69470, 69472