SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:2156-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93309
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for glibc fixes the following issues :

- Drop old fix that could break services that start before IPv6 is up. (bsc#931399)

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

- Fix memory leak in _nss_dns_gethostbyname4_r.
(bsc#973010)

- Relocate DSOs in dependency order, fixing a potential crash during symbol relocation phase. (bsc#986302)

- Fix nscd assertion failure in gc. (bsc#965699)

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

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

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

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-glibc-12712=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-glibc-12712=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-glibc-12712=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=931399

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=965699

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969727

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=973010

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=973164

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=973179

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=980483

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=980854

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986302

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1234/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3075/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3706/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4429/

http://www.nessus.org/u?e736d9c3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93309

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2156-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/2/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2016

Reference Information

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