This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated glibc packages that address several bugs and implement some
enhancements are now available.
The GNU libc packages (known as glibc) contain the standard C
libraries used by applications.
This errata fixes several bugs in the GNU C Library.
Fixes include (in addition to enclosed Bugzilla entries) :
- fixed 32-bit atomic operations on 64-bit powerpc - fixed
-m32 -I /usr/include/nptl compilation on AMD64 - NPTL
<pthread.h> should now be usable in C++ code or
-pedantic -std=c89 C - rwlocks are now available also in
the _POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112L namespace - pthread_once is
no longer throw(), as the callback routine might throw -
pthread_create now correctly returns EAGAIN when thread
couldn't be created because of lack of memory - fixed
NPTL stack freeing in case of pthread_create failure
with detached thread - fixed pthread_mutex_timedlock on
i386 and AMD64 - Itanium gp saving fix in linuxthreads -
fixed s390/s390x unwinding tests done during
cancellation if stack frames are small - fixed
fnmatch(3) backslash handling - fixed out of memory
behaviour of syslog(3) - resolver ID randomization -
fixed fim (NaN, NaN) - glob(3) fixes for dangling
symlinks - catchsegv fixed to work with both 32-bit and
64-bit binaries on x86-64, s390x and ppc - fixed
reinitialization of _res when using NPTL stack cache -
updated bug reporting instructions, removed glibcbug
script - fixed infinite loop in iconv with some options
- fixed inet_aton return value - CPU friendlier busy
waiting in linuxthreads on EM64T and IA-64 - avoid
blocking/masking debug signal in linuxthreads - fixed
locale program output when neither LC_ALL nor LANG is
set - fixed using of unitialized memory in localedef -
fixed mntent_r escape processing - optimized mtrace
script - linuxthread_db fixes on ppc64 - cfi
instructions in x86-64 linuxthreads vfork - some
_POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112L namespace fixes
All users of glibc should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16018 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0968