Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2013:163)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66342


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in glibc :

Buffer overflow in the extend_buffers function in the regular expression matcher (posix/regexec.c) in glibc, possibly 2.17 and earlier, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via crafted multibyte characters (CVE-2013-0242).

Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function in sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a (1) hostname or (2) IP address that triggers a large number of domain conversion results (CVE-2013-1914).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66342

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-163.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/05/08

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nscd, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914

BID: 57638, 58839

MDVSA: 2013:163