Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2013:163)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in glibc :

Buffer overflow in the extend_buffers function in the regular
expression matcher (posix/regexec.c) in glibc, possibly 2.17 and
earlier, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of
service (memory corruption and crash) via crafted multibyte characters
(CVE-2013-0242).

Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function in
sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17
and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash) via a (1) hostname or (2) IP address that triggers a large
number of domain conversion results (CVE-2013-1914).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66342 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57638
58839

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0242
CVE-2013-1914

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