Fedora 17 : glibc-2.15-54.fc17 (2012-11508)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61556


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Avoid unbound alloca in vfprintf (#841318)

Revert patch for BZ696143, it made it impossible to use IPV6 addresses explicitly in getaddrinfo, which in turn broke ssh, apache and other code. (#808147)

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Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61556

File Name: fedora_2012-11508.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/16

Modified: 2016/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406

BID: 54374

FEDORA: 2012-11508