SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0526-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83701


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


glibc has been updated to fix four security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2014-7817: The wordexp function in GNU C Library (aka glibc) 2.21 did not enforce the WRDE_NOCMD flag, which allowed context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands, as demonstrated by input containing '$((`...`))' (bnc#906371).

- CVE-2015-1472: Heap buffer overflow in glibc swscanf (bnc#916222).

- CVE-2014-9402: Denial of service in getnetbyname function (bnc#910599).

- CVE-2013-7423: Getaddrinfo() writes DNS queries to random file descriptors under high load (bnc#915526).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-129=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-129=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-129=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83701

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0526-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-locale-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nscd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nscd-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2014-7817, CVE-2014-9402, CVE-2015-1472

BID: 71216, 71670, 72428, 72498, 72844

OSVDB: 115032, 116139, 117751, 117873