Fedora 19 : glibc-2.17-13.fc19 (2013-15053)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

glibc security update :

CVE-2012-4412 glibc: strcoll() integer overflow leading to buffer
overflow CVE-2012-4424 glibc: alloca() stack overflow in the strcoll()
interface CVE-2013-1914 glibc: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo()
when processing entry mapping to long list of address structures
CVE-2013-2207 glibc (pt_chown): Improper pseudotty ownership and
permissions changes when granting access to the slave pseudoterminal
CVE-2013-4237 glibc: Buffer overwrite when using readdir_r on file
systems returning file names longer than NAME_MAX characters

Fix for CVE-2013-2207 may break chroots if their devpts was not
mounted correctly. Fix is to mount the devpts correctly with gid=5.

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 :


Solution :

Update the affected glibc package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69436 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55462

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4412

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