Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60874

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

It was discovered that the glibc dynamic linker/loader did not handle the $ORIGIN dynamic string token set in the LD_AUDIT environment variable securely. A local attacker with write access to a file system containing setuid or setgid binaries could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-3847)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?716ff22f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60874

File Name: sl_20101020_glibc_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2010

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (glibc "$ORIGIN" Expansion Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3847