OracleVM 3.3 : glibc (OVMSA-2015-0055)

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Synopsis :

The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address
critical security updates :

- Fix invalid file descriptor reuse while sending DNS
query (#1207995, CVE-2013-7423).

- Fix buffer overflow in gethostbyname_r with misaligned
buffer (#1209375, CVE-2015-1781).

- Enhance nscd to detect any configuration file changes

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected glibc / glibc-common / nscd packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: OracleVM Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82983 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72844

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7423

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