Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : eglibc vulnerability (USN-2328-1)

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 :

Tavis Ormandy and John Haxby discovered that the GNU C Library
contained an off-by-one error when performing transliteration module
loading. A local attacker could exploit this to gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2014-5119)

USN-2306-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. On Ubuntu 10.04
LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the security update for CVE-2014-0475 caused
a regression with localplt on PowerPC. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77436 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68983

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0475

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