Fedora 27 : glibc (2018-c1ef35a4f9)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 117375
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VPR Score: 6.7


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).

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Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117375

File Name: fedora_2018-c1ef35a4f9.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/10/2018

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11237