Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : eglibc, glibc vulnerabilities (USN-1589-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that positional arguments to the printf() family of
functions were not handled properly in the GNU C Library. An attacker
could possibly use this to cause a stack-based buffer overflow,
creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406)

It was discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in the
strtod(), strtof() and strtold() functions in the GNU C Library. An
attacker could possibly use this to trigger a stack-based buffer
overflow, creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2012-3480).

Solution :

Update the affected libc6 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62388 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54374
54982

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3404
CVE-2012-3405
CVE-2012-3406
CVE-2012-3480