Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : eglibc, glibc vulnerability (USN-1009-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-1009-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C library. Colin Watson
discovered that the fixes were incomplete and introduced flaws with
setuid programs loading libraries that used dynamic string tokens in
their RPATH. If the 'man' program was installed setuid, a local
attacker could exploit this to gain 'man' user privileges, potentially
leading to further privilege escalations. Default Ubuntu installations
were not affected.

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51501 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44154

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3847