SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:1424-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85624


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


This update for glibc provides fixes for security and non-security issues.

These security issues have been fixed :

- CVE-2015-1781: Buffer length after padding in resolv/nss_dns/dns-host.c. (bsc#927080)

- CVE-2013-2207: pt_chown did not properly check permissions for tty files, which allowed local users to change the permission on the files and obtain access to arbitrary pseudo-terminals by leveraging a FUSE file system. (bsc#830257)

- CVE-2014-8121: DB_LOOKUP in the Name Service Switch (NSS) did not properly check if a file is open, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by performing a look-up while the database is iterated over the database, which triggers the file pointer to be reset. (bsc#918187)

- Fix read past end of pattern in fnmatch. (bsc#920338)

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 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-glibc-12042=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-glibc-12042=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85624

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1424-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/25

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR

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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2014-8121, CVE-2015-1781

BID: 61960, 73038, 74255

OSVDB: 98105, 119253, 121105