SUSE SLES10 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0550-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83704


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


glibc has been updated to fix four security issues :

- CVE-2014-0475: Directory traversal in locale environment handling (bnc#887022)

- CVE-2014-7817: wordexp failed to honour WRDE_NOCMD (bsc#906371)

- CVE-2014-9402: Avoid infinite loop in nss_dns getnetbyname (bsc#910599)

- CVE-2015-1472: Fixed buffer overflow in wscanf (bsc#916222)

This non-security issue has been fixed :

- Fix missing zero termination (bnc#918233)

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: 83704

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0550-1.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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: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: 3/19/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/29/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-7817, CVE-2014-9402, CVE-2015-1472

BID: 68505, 71216, 71670, 72428, 72498, 72844