Fedora 18 : glibc-2.16-34.fc18 (2013-15072)

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-2013-2207 glibc (pt_chown): Improper pseudotty ownership and
permissions changes when granting access to the slave pseudoterminal

The fix 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 :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=976408
http://www.nessus.org/u?76ca4849

Solution :

Update the affected glibc package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61960

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2207

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