Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : glibc, eglibc vulnerabilities (USN-1009-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 50318
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.