Debian dsa-5673 : glibc-doc - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 193726

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

The remote Debian 11 / 12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5673 advisory.

- The iconv() function in the GNU C Library versions 2.39 and older may overflow the output buffer passed to it by up to 4 bytes when converting strings to the ISO-2022-CN-EXT character set, which may be used to crash an application or overwrite a neighbouring variable. (CVE-2024-2961)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade the glibc-doc packages.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/bookworm/glibc

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/glibc

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2024-2961

https://packages.debian.org/source/bullseye/glibc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193726

File Name: debian_DSA-5673.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2024

Updated: 4/28/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-2961

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc-l10n, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-mips32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:locales-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:glibc-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-s390, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-xen, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-s390, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-mips64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-x32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nscd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc-devtools, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-mips32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:glibc-source, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-mips64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:locales, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-mipsn32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-x32, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc-dev-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-mipsn32, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:12.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2961