Fedora 27 : glibc (2017-0d3fdd3d1f)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105814


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update adds support for the IBM858 codepage (RHBZ#1416405). It moves the `nss_compat` NSS service module to the main glibc package (RHBZ#1400538). As a security hardening measure, stdio streams are no longer flushed on process abort/assertion failure (RHBZ#1498880).
`/var/db/Makefile` is now included in the `nss_db` package (RHBZ#1498900). Fixes installation related failures for IBM z Series (RHBZ#1499260).

Two security fixes for the `glob` function are provided (CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-15671, RHBZ#1504807).

An error in the `sysconf` function which caused it to return -1 for `_SC_IOV_MAX` has been corrected (RHBZ#1504165).

The included upstream update from the glibc 2.26 stable branch improves C++ compatibility for ` <math.h>` functions and fixes a memory leak in malloc when thread local caches are in use.

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Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105814

File Name: fedora_2017-0d3fdd3d1f.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/15

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-15671