RHEL 5 : spacewalk in Satellite Server (RHSA-2014:0149)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated gc packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Satellite 5.6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

Red Hat Satellite is a systems management tool for Linux-based
infrastructures. It allows for provisioning, remote management and
monitoring of multiple Linux deployments with a single, centralized

gc is a Boehm-Demers-Weiser conservative garbage collector for C and

It was discovered that gc's implementation of the malloc() and
calloc() routines did not properly perform parameter sanitization when
allocating memory. If an application using gc did not implement
application-level validity checks for the malloc() and calloc()
routines, a remote attacker could provide specially crafted
application-specific input, which, when processed by the application,
could lead to an application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code
execution with the privileges of the user running the application.

Users of Red Hat Satellite 5.6 are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For
this update to take effect, Red Hat Satellite must be restarted. Refer
to the Solution section for details.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected gc package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78996 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54227

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2673

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