SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0170-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83675
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Synopsis

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

Description

glibc has been updated to fix security issues :

- Fix crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules (CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2012-6656, bsc#894553, bsc#894556, GLIBC BZ #17325, GLIBC BZ #14134)

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

- Copy filename argument in posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen (CVE-2014-4043, bsc#882600, BZ #17048)

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

Update the affected glibc packages

See Also

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

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

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

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?18c9278a

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?dcd4c243

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83675

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0170-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:10

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-2013-4357, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2014-6040

BID: 67992, 68006, 69470, 69472