Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : eglibc vulnerabilities (USN-2306-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly
handled the getaddrinfo() function. An attacker could use this issue
to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04
LTS. (CVE-2013-4357)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the
getaddrinfo() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-4458)

Stephane Chazelas discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly
handled locale environment variables. An attacker could use this issue
to possibly bypass certain restrictions such as the ForceCommand
restrictions in OpenSSH. (CVE-2014-0475)

David Reid, Glyph Lefkowitz, and Alex Gaynor discovered that the GNU C
Library incorrectly handled posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen() path
arguments. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2014-4043).

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

Solution :

Update the affected libc6 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76999 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63299
67992
68505

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4357
CVE-2013-4458
CVE-2014-0475
CVE-2014-4043

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