RHEL 5 / 6 : glibc (RHSA-2014:1118)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated glibc packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Long Life, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5.9 Extended Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Advanced
Update Support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Extended Update
Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
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.

The glibc packages contain the standard C libraries used by multiple
programs on the system. These packages contain the standard C and the
standard math libraries. Without these two libraries, a Linux system
cannot function properly.

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)

All glibc users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-5119.html
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1176253
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1118.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79044 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68983

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5119

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