CentOS 7 : glibc (CESA-2019:2118)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128355

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VPR Score: 4.2

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly.

Security Fix(es) :

* glibc: getaddrinfo should reject IP addresses with trailing characters (CVE-2016-10739)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected glibc packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?8812730f

http://www.nessus.org/u?43b68e54

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128355

File Name: centos_RHSA-2019-2118.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/30

Updated: 2019/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-10739

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glibc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nscd, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10739

RHSA: 2019:2118