Fedora 29 : glibc (2018-f6b7df660d)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 120918
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update for the `glibc` package addresses one moderate security vulnerability and a minor defect :
- 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.
- Parallel building of locales led to nondeterminism in the RPM build process. (RHBZ#1652228)
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SolutionUpdate the affected glibc package.