Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64 (20170801)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102641

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761)

- It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776)

- An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778)

- A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779)

- It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?fadc16e8

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102641

File Name: sl_20170801_glibc_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Updated: 2021/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nscd, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9761, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2015-8777, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8779