GLSA-201503-04 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities (GHOST)

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-04
(GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU C Library.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A local attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial
of Service condition,.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-04

Solution :

All glibc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/glibc-2.19-r1'

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

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