SUSE-SA:2002:031: glibc

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:031 (glibc).

An integer overflow has been discovered in the xdr_array() function,
contained in the Sun Microsystems RPC/XDR library, which is part of
the glibc library package on all SUSE products. This overflow allows
a remote attacker to overflow a buffer, leading to remote execution of
arbitrary code supplied by the attacker.

There is no temporary workaround for this security problem other than
disabling all RPC based server and client programs. The permanent
solution is to update the glibc packages with the update packages
listed below.

Solution :

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13753 ()

Bugtraq ID: 5356

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0391

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