Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (GHOST)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's
__nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the
gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote
attacker able to make an application call either of these functions
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of
the user running the application. (CVE-2015-0235)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81037 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0235

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