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SuSE: New nginx packages fix security vulnerabilities

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
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Announcement ID:    openSUSE-SU-2012:0237-1
Rating:             important
References:         #731084 
Cross-References:   CVE-2011-4315
Affected Products:
                   openSUSE 11.4
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  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
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