A flaw in the custom DNS resolver of nginx could lead to a heap based buffer overflow which could potentially allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or to cause a Denial of Service. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.
openSUSE Security Update: VUL-0: nginx: heap overflow ______________________________________________________________________________ Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2012:0237-1 Rating: important References: #731084 Cross-References: CVE-2011-4315 Affected Products: openSUSE 11.4 ______________________________________________________________________________ An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available. Description: A flaw in the custom DNS resolver of nginx could lead to a heap based buffer overflow which could potentially allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or to cause a Denial of Service (bnc#731084, CVE-2011-4315). Special Instructions and Notes: Please reboot the system after installing this update. Patch Instructions: To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update. Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product: - openSUSE 11.4: zypper in -t patch nginx-0.8-5467 To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch". Package List: - openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64): nginx-0.8-0.8.53-4.9.1 References: http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-4315.html https://bugzilla.novell.com/731084