GLSA-201903-09 : GNU C Library: Arbitrary descriptor allocation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122831
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201903-09 (GNU C Library: Arbitrary descriptor allocation)
A vulnerability was discovered in the GNU C Library functions xdr_bytes and xdr_string.
A remote attacker, by sending a crafted UDP packet, could cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU C Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/glibc-2.26.0'