Oracle Linux 6 : glibc (ELSA-2018-1879)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 110704
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:1879 :

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 glibc packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-June/007806.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 110704

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-1879.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/27/2018

Updated: 9/27/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:glibc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:glibc-common:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:glibc-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:glibc-headers:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:glibc-static:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:glibc-utils:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:oracle:linux:nscd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/26/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/20/2017

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2018:1879