Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64_important

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the nss_files backend for the Name Service
Switch in glibc would return incorrect data to applications or corrupt
the heap (depending on adjacent heap contents) in certain cases. A
local attacker could potentially use this flaw to escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2015-5277)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f0483503

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87638 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5277

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