Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2010:111)
High Nessus Plugin ID 46849
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities was discovered and fixed in glibc :
Multiple integer overflows in the strfmon implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.10.1 and earlier allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or application crash) via a crafted format string, as demonstrated by a crafted first argument to the money_format function in PHP, a related issue to CVE-2008-1391 (CVE-2009-4880).
Integer overflow in the __vstrfmon_l function in stdlib/strfmon_l.c in the strfmon implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.10.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted format string, as demonstrated by the %99999999999999999999n string, a related issue to CVE-2008-1391 (CVE-2009-4881).
nis/nss_nis/nis-pwd.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.7 and Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) 2.10.2 adds information from the passwd.adjunct.byname map to entries in the passwd map, which allows remote attackers to obtain the encrypted passwords of NIS accounts by calling the getpwnam function (CVE-2010-0015).
The encode_name macro in misc/mntent_r.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.11.1 and earlier, as used by ncpmount and mount.cifs, does not properly handle newline characters in mountpoint names, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mtab corruption), or possibly modify mount options and gain privileges, via a crafted mount request (CVE-2010-0296).
Integer signedness error in the elf_get_dynamic_info function in elf/dynamic-link.h in ld.so in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.0.1 through 2.11.1, when the --verify option is used, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ELF program with a negative value for a certain d_tag structure member in the ELF header (CVE-2010-0830).
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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.