GLSA-201011-01 : GNU C library: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 50605



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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201011-01 (GNU C library: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in glibc, amongst others the widely-known recent LD_AUDIT and $ORIGIN issues. For further information please consult the CVE entries referenced below.
Impact :

A local attacker could execute arbitrary code as root, cause a Denial of Service, or gain privileges. Additionally, a user-assisted remote attacker could cause the execution of arbitrary code, and a context-dependent attacker could cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU C library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/glibc-2.11.2-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50605

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201011-01.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


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:gentoo:linux:glibc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2010

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (glibc LD_AUDIT Arbitrary DSO Load Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4880, CVE-2009-4881, CVE-2010-0296, CVE-2010-0830, CVE-2010-3847, CVE-2010-3856

BID: 36443, 40063, 44154, 44347

GLSA: 201011-01