Fedora 28 : glibc (2018-916dfe0d86)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120618

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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

This update ensures that valgrind works again without installing glibc debuginfo packages (RHBZ#1570246). It also addresses a security vulnerability in the `mempcpy` implementation for the Intel Xeon Phi processors (CVE-2018-11237, RHBZ#1581275). Furthermore, the switch to libidn2 uses the final upstream patches (RHBZ#1452750(.

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Solution

Update the affected glibc package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-916dfe0d86

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120618

File Name: fedora_2018-916dfe0d86.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/3/2019

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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

Risk Factor: High

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:28

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: 5/27/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11237