SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:0551-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83705


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)

- CVE-2013-7423: getaddrinfo() wrote 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 Server 11 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-glibc=10401

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-glibc=10382

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83705

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0551-1.nasl

Version: 2.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A: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: 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: 71670, 72428, 72498, 72844, 68505, 71216