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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An invalid free flaw was found in glibc's getaddrinfo() function when
used with the AI_IDN flag. A remote attacker able to make an
application call this function could use this flaw to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the
application. Note that this flaw only affected applications using
glibc compiled with libidn support. (CVE-2013-7424)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4c54550

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85498 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7424

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