Fedora Core 1 : glibc-2.3.2-101.1 (2003-002)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13661


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Herbert Xu reported that various applications can accept spoofed messages sent on the kernel netlink interface by other users on the local machine. This could lead to a local denial of service attack.
The glibc function getifaddrs uses netlink and could therefore be vulnerable to this issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0859 to this issue.

In addition to this this update fixes a couple of bugs.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13661

File Name: fedora_2003-002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-debug, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nptl-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nscd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0859

FEDORA: 2003-002