Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 : glibc XDR overflow fix (SSA:2003-141-03)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

An integer overflow in the xdrmem_getbytes() function found in the
glibc library has been fixed. This could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code by exploiting RPC service that use
xdrmem_getbytes(). None of the default RPC services provided by
Slackware appear to use this function, but third-party applications
may make use of it. We recommend upgrading to these new glibc
packages.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bfafb927

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37391 ()

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