Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2004:009)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14109
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA read buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the resolver code in versions of glibc up to and including 2.2.5. The vulnerability is triggered by DNS packets larger than 1024 bytes, which can cause an application to crash.
The updated packages have a patch applied to correct the problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.