Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was discovered that the glibc dynamic linker/loader did not handle
the $ORIGIN dynamic string token set in the LD_AUDIT environment
variable securely. A local attacker with write access to a file system
containing setuid or setgid binaries could use this flaw to escalate
their privileges. (CVE-2010-3847)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?db20a777

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60874 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3847