Fedora 27 : glibc (2018-c1ef35a4f9)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117375


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update removes a misleading comment from the documentation of the
`abort` function (RHBZ#1615608). A minor security vulnerability,
CVE-2018-11237, a buffer overflow in mempcpy for Xeon Phi
(RHBZ#1581275) has been addressed.

The update also fixes the waiters-after-spinning case in the
`pthread_cond_broadcast` function (RHBZ#1622669). Two bugs in the
CPUID processing on x86 are also fixed (upstream bugs 23456 and
23459). The verification of vtables for stdio is improved (upstream
bugs 23236 and 23313). A test case under a non-free license is removed
(upstream bug 23363). The `if_nametoindex` now checks the length of
interface names (upstream bug 22442). `getifaddrs` no longer returns
interfaces with NULL names (upstream bug 23171). C++ compatibility of
`iseqsig` has been improved (upstream bug 23171). A kernel header
interaction issue related to `struct timespec` was addressed (upstream
bug 23349).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as
possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected glibc package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117375

File Name: fedora_2018-c1ef35a4f9.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/10

Modified: 2018/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11237