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

High Nessus Plugin ID 83675


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


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.


Update the affected glibc packages

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83675

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0170-1.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: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:10

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-2014-4043, CVE-2014-6040

BID: 67992, 68006, 69470, 69472

OSVDB: 108023, 110668, 110669, 110670, 110671, 110672, 110673, 110674, 110675