Security update for glibc (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2014:1129-1
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2014-09-15T19:06:41


This glibc update fixes a critical privilege escalation problem and two additional issues:

   * bnc#892073: An off-by-one error leading to a heap-based buffer
     overflow was found in __gconv_translit_find(). An exploit that

targets the problem is publicly available. (CVE-2014-5119) * bnc#836746: Avoid race between {, __de}allocate_stack and __reclaim_stacks during fork. * bnc#844309: Fixed various overflows, reading large /etc/hosts or long names. (CVE-2013-4357) * bnc#894553, bnc#894556: Fixed various crashes on invalid input in IBM gconv modules. (CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2012-6656)

Security Issues:

   * CVE-2012-6656
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   * CVE-2013-4357
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   * CVE-2014-5119
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   * CVE-2014-6040
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