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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way the glibc's
readdir_r() function handled file system entries longer than the
NAME_MAX character constant. A remote attacker could provide a
specially crafted NTFS or CIFS file system that, when processed by an
application using readdir_r(), would cause that application to crash
or, potentially, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-4237)

It was found that getaddrinfo() did not limit the amount of stack
memory used during name resolution. An attacker able to make an
application resolve an attacker-controlled hostname or IP address
could possibly cause the application to exhaust all stack memory and
crash. (CVE-2013-4458)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?280ec385

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78844 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4237
CVE-2013-4458

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