Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2003:107)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A bug was discovered in the getgrouplist function in glibc that can
cause a buffer overflow if the size of the group list is too small to
hold all the user's groups. This overflow can cause segementation
faults in various user applications, some of which may lead to
additional security problems. The problem can only be triggered if the
user is in a larger number of groups than expected by an application.

The provided packages are patched to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14089 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-107.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0689

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