Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2002:061)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap buffer overflow exists in the XDR decoder in glibc version
2.2.5 and earlier. XDR is a mechanism for encoding data structures for
use with RPC, which is derived from Sun's RPC implementation which is
likewise vulnerable to a heap overflow. Depending on the application,
this vulnerability may be exploitable and could lead to arbitrary code
execution. Thanks to Solar Designer for the patches used to correct
this vulnerability.

See also :

http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/285308

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13962 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-061.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0391

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