Fedora 17 : glibc-2.15-54.fc17 (2012-11508)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Avoid unbound alloca in vfprintf (#841318)

Revert patch for BZ696143, it made it impossible to use IPV6 addresses
explicitly in getaddrinfo, which in turn broke ssh, apache and other
code. (#808147)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=808147
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841318
http://www.nessus.org/u?6f20342c

Solution :

Update the affected glibc package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61556 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54374

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3405
CVE-2012-3406

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