SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2015:1844-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86696


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


glibc was updated to fix bugs and security issues.

Security issues fixed :

- A buffer overflow in nss_dns was fixed that could lead to crashes. (CVE-2015-1781, bsc#927080, BZ #18287)

- A denial of service attack (out of memory) in the NSS files backend was fixed (CVE-2014-8121, bsc#918187, GLIBC BZ #18007)

Non security bugs fixed :

- Fix regression in threaded application malloc performance (bsc#915955, GLIBC#17195)

- Fix read past end of pattern in fnmatch (bsc#920338, GLIBC#17062, GLIBC#18032, GLIBC#18036)

- Record TTL also for DNS PTR queries (bsc#928723, GLIBC#18513)

- Increase MINSIGSTKSZ and SIGSTKSZ for aarch64 (bsc#931480, GLIBC#16850)

- Fix handling of IPv6 nameservers (bsc#939211, GLIBC#13028, GLIBC#17053)

- Avoid use of asm/ptrace.h (bsc#934084)

- Do not corrupt the top of a threaded heap if top chunk is MINSIZE (GLIBC#18502)

- Terminate unwinding after makecontext_ret on s390 (bsc#940332. bsc#944494, GLIBC#18508)

- Restore signal mask in set/swapcontext on s390 (bsc#940195, bsc#944494, GLIBC#18080)

- fix dlopen in static binaries (bsc#937853, GLIBC#17250)

- Properly reread entry after failure in nss_files getent function (bsc#945779, BZ #18991)

Features added :

- AVX512 support (fate#318844)

- Add compatibility symlinks for LSB 3.0 (fate#318933)

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-12-2015-764=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-764=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-764=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86696

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1844-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/2/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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-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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/24/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/27/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 73038, 74255