Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An off-by-one heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in glibc's
internal __gconv_translit_find() function. An attacker able to make an
application call the iconv_open() function with a specially crafted
argument could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of that application. (CVE-2014-5119)

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way glibc loaded locale
files. An attacker able to make an application use a specially crafted
locale name value (for example, specified in an LC_* environment
variable) could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of that application. (CVE-2014-0475)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9824d4c7

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77465 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0475
CVE-2014-5119

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