Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : glibc, eglibc vulnerabilities (USN-1009-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 50318

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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple flaws in the GNU C Library's handling of the LD_AUDIT environment variable when running a privileged binary. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3847, CVE-2010-3856).

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1009-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50318

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1009-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/24/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:eglibc-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:glibc-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:glibc-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc-dev-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-amd64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-dev-amd64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-dev-i386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-i386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-i686, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-pic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-prof, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nscd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/7/2011

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (glibc LD_AUDIT Arbitrary DSO Load Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3847, CVE-2010-3856, CVE-2011-0536

BID: 44154, 44347

USN: 1009-1