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

high Nessus Plugin ID 83705
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887022

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=906371

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=910599

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=915526

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=916222

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918233

http://www.nessus.org/u?2d2c4fcb

http://www.nessus.org/u?801919d5

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-7423/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-7817/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-9402/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1472/

http://www.nessus.org/u?6e926dbb

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

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

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