Fedora 26 : glibc (2017-2c63df4fe3)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104150

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

This update addresses various minor issues in the glibc package :

- The DNS stub resolver now picks up changes to `/etc/resolv.conf` automatically (RHBZ#1374239).

- The DNS stub resolver supports an unlimited number of search domains (RHBZ#168253).

- CVE-2015-5180, a segmentation fault potentially affecting applications which use the DNS stub resolver in an unusual way, has been fixed (RHBZ#1251403).

- `/var/db/Makefile` is now shipped in the `nss_db` package (RHBZ#1498900).

- The IBM858 character set is now supported (RHBZ#1416405).

- The `compat` NSS service module is again part of the main glibc package (RHBZ#1400538).

- A pointer alignment/endianess issue was fixed in the NSS group merging implementation (RHBZ#1471985).

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Solution

Update the affected glibc package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-2c63df4fe3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104150

File Name: fedora_2017-2c63df4fe3.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/26

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:26

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5180