Fedora 13 : glibc-2.12.1-3 (2010-16594)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 50312


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Fix strstr and memmem algorithm (BZ#12092, #641124)

- Fix handling of tail bytes of buffer in SSE2/SSSE3 x86-64 version strncmp (BZ#12077)

- Never expand $ORIGIN in privileged programs (#643306, CVE-2010-3847)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50312

File Name: fedora_2010-16594.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/24

Modified: 2018/02/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:13

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/21

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (glibc "$ORIGIN" Expansion Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3847

BID: 44154

OSVDB: 68721

FEDORA: 2010-16594