Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2015:039)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in glibc :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the __nss_hostname_digits_dots function
in glibc 2.2, and other 2.x versions before 2.18, allows
context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors
related to the (1) gethostbyname or (2) gethostbyname2 function, aka
GHOST. (CVE-2015-0235)

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0092.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81280 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72325

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0235

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