SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:1733-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93175


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


This update for glibc provides the following fixes :

- Increase DTV_SURPLUS limit. (bsc#968787)

- Do not copy d_name field of struct dirent.
(CVE-2016-1234, bsc#969727)

- Fix memory leak in _nss_dns_gethostbyname4_r.

- Fix stack overflow in _nss_dns_getnetbyname_r.
(CVE-2016-3075, bsc#973164)

- Fix malloc performance regression from SLE 11.

- Fix getaddrinfo stack overflow in hostent conversion.
(CVE-2016-3706, bsc#980483)

- Do not use alloca in clntudp_call. (CVE-2016-4429, bsc#980854)

- Remove mtrace.1, now included in the man-pages package.

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-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1021=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1021=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1021=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93175

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1733-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/29

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1234, CVE-2016-3075, CVE-2016-3706, CVE-2016-4429

OSVDB: 98836, 135497, 137999, 138786