Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13753
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2002:031 (glibc).
An integer overflow has been discovered in the xdr_array() function, contained in the Sun Microsystems RPC/XDR library, which is part of the glibc library package on all SUSE products. This overflow allows a remote attacker to overflow a buffer, leading to remote execution of arbitrary code supplied by the attacker.
There is no temporary workaround for this security problem other than disabling all RPC based server and client programs. The permanent solution is to update the glibc packages with the update packages listed below.