Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2004:009)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A read buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the resolver code in
versions of glibc up to and including 2.2.5. The vulnerability is
triggered by DNS packets larger than 1024 bytes, which can cause an
application to crash.

The updated packages have a patch applied to correct the problem.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14109 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-009.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1146

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