Upstream information

CVE-2012-4424 at MITRE

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string that triggers a malloc failure and use of the alloca function.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.1
Vector AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 779325 [RESOLVED / DUPLICATE], 882910 [CLOSED / NORESPONSE], 920169 [RESOLVED], 920338 [NEW]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP1 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP2 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP AIO 11 SP1 glibc Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP2 glibc Released