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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Extended Lifecycle Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Long Life,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.4 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.5 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Telco
Extended Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Advanced Update
Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Telco Extended Update Support,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Extended Update Support, and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.2 Extended Update Support.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX
thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the
name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the
system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function
Security Fix(es) :
* A flaw was found in the way memory was being allocated on the stack
for user space binaries. If heap (or different memory region) and
stack memory regions were adjacent to each other, an attacker could
use this flaw to jump over the stack guard gap, cause controlled
memory corruption on process stack or the adjacent memory region, and
thus increase their privileges on the system. This is glibc-side
mitigation which blocks processing of LD_LIBRARY_PATH for programs
running in secure-execution mode and reduces the number of allocations
performed by the processing of LD_AUDIT, LD_PRELOAD, and
LD_HWCAP_MASK, making successful exploitation of this issue more
Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting this
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true