Fedora 27 : glibc (2017-0d3fdd3d1f)
High Nessus Plugin ID 105814
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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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SolutionUpdate the affected glibc package.