Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A stack overflow vulnerability was found in
_nss_dns_getnetbyname_r. On systems with nsswitch
configured to include 'networks: dns' with a privileged
or network-facing service that would attempt to resolve
user- provided network names, an attacker could provide
an excessively long network name, resulting in stack
corruption and code execution. (CVE-2016-3075)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer (Red Hat).

Additional Changes :

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95840 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3075

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