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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86696

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=915955

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918187

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=920338

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=927080

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=928723

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=931480

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=934084

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=937853

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=939211

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940195

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=940332

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=944494

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=945779

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8121/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-1781/

http://www.nessus.org/u?efda6e48

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86696

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

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/02

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/27

Reference Information

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

BID: 73038, 74255