SUSE-SA:2002:031: glibc

critical Nessus Plugin ID 13753


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The 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.


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13753

File Name: suse_SA_2002_031.nasl

Version: 1.18

Agent: unix

Published: 7/25/2004

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0391

BID: 5356