RHEL 6 : glibc (RHSA-2018:1879)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110603

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX
thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the
name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the
system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function
correctly.

Security Fix(es) :

* glibc: Buffer overflow in glob with GLOB_TILDE (CVE-2017-15670)

* glibc: Buffer overflow during unescaping of user names with the ~
operator (CVE-2017-15804)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a
CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s)
listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.10 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3d2572ef

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1879

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-15670

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-15804

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110603

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-1879.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/19

Modified: 2018/11/10

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nscd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-15804

RHSA: 2018:1879