Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : glibc, eglibc vulnerabilities (USN-1009-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple flaws in the GNU C Library's
handling of the LD_AUDIT environment variable when running a
privileged binary. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root
privileges. (CVE-2010-3847, CVE-2010-3856).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50318 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44154
44347

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3847
CVE-2010-3856
CVE-2011-0536