Fedora 28 : glibc (2018-060302dc83)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120212

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

This update for the `glibc` package addresses one moderate security vulnerability and several defects.

- CVE-2018-19591: A file descriptor leak in `if_nametoindex` can lead to a denial of service due to resource exhaustion when processing `getaddrinfo` calls with crafted host names. Reported by Guido Vranken.
(RHBZ#1654000)

- Failure to create the helper thread for `getaddrinfo_a`/`libanl` could result in a crash.
(RHBZ#1646381)

- On certain Haswell-class Intel CPUs, string function feature flags could be set incorrectly, leading to a suboptimal choice of string functions. (RHBZ#1641980)

- Parallel building of locales led to nondeterminism in the RPM build process. (RHBZ#1652228)

- Various minor bug fixes from the upstream 2.27 release branch were imported as part of this update ([swbz#17630](https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.c gi?id=17630), [swbz#22753](https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cg i?id=22753), [swbz#23275](https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cg i?id=23275), [swbz#23562](https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cg i?id=23562), [swbz#23579](https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cg i?id=23579), [swbz#23822](https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cg i?id=23822)).

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Solution

Update the affected glibc package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-060302dc83

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23822

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 120212

File Name: fedora_2018-060302dc83.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/03

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:28

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19591