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This update for glibc fixes the following issues : - CVE-2015-7547: A stack-based buffer overflow in getaddrinfo allowed remote attackers to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code via crafted and timed DNS responses (bsc#961721) - CVE-2015-8777: Insufficient checking of LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable allowed local attackers to bypass the pointer guarding protection of the dynamic loader on set-user-ID and set-group-ID programs (bsc#950944) - CVE-2015-8776: Out-of-range time values passed to the strftime function may cause it to crash, leading to a denial of service, or potentially disclosure information (bsc#962736) - CVE-2015-8778: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r could have caused an out-of-bound memory access. leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (bsc#962737) - CVE-2014-9761: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) could have caused applications which process long strings with the nan function to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962738) - CVE-2015-8779: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) in the catopen function could have caused applications which pass long strings to the catopen function to crash or, potentially execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962739) - CVE-2013-2207: pt_chown tricked into granting access to another users pseudo-terminal (bsc#830257) - CVE-2013-4458: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when called with AF_INET6 (bsc#847227) - CVE-2014-8121: denial of service issue in the NSS backends (bsc#918187) - bsc#920338: Read past end of pattern in fnmatch - CVE-2015-1781: buffer overflow in nss_dns (bsc#927080) 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-12405=1 SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2 : zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-glibc-12405=1 To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.