This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The glibc packages provide the standard C and standard math libraries
used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the
Linux system cannot function properly.
Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to stack-based buffer
overflows, were found in glibc's functions for converting a string to
a numeric representation (strtod(), strtof(), and strtold()). If an
application used such a function on attacker controlled input, it
could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3480)
All users of glibc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61693 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-3480