Debian DSA-3887-1 : glibc - security update (Stack Clash)

high Nessus Plugin ID 100878
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The Qualys Research Labs discovered various problems in the dynamic linker of the GNU C Library which allow local privilege escalation by clashing the stack. For the full details, please refer to their advisory published at:


Upgrade the glibc packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.19-18+deb8u10.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.24-11+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100878

File Name: debian_DSA-3887.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/20/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:glibc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/19/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000366

DSA: 3887