Fedora 12 : glibc-2.11.2-3 (2010-16641)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50421


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Correct x86 CPU family and model check (BZ#11640, #596554)

- Don't crash on unresolved weak symbol reference

- sunrpc: Fix spurious fall-through

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

- Require suid bit on audit objects in privileged programs (CVE-2010-3856)

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Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50421

File Name: fedora_2010-16641.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/11/01

Modified: 2018/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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:12

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: 2010/10/27

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (glibc LD_AUDIT Arbitrary DSO Load Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3847, CVE-2010-3856

BID: 44154, 44347

OSVDB: 68721, 68920

FEDORA: 2010-16641