Fedora 19 : glibc-2.17-13.fc19 (2013-15053)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69436


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


glibc security update :

CVE-2012-4412 glibc: strcoll() integer overflow leading to buffer overflow CVE-2012-4424 glibc: alloca() stack overflow in the strcoll() interface CVE-2013-1914 glibc: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when processing entry mapping to long list of address structures CVE-2013-2207 glibc (pt_chown): Improper pseudotty ownership and permissions changes when granting access to the slave pseudoterminal CVE-2013-4237 glibc: Buffer overwrite when using readdir_r on file systems returning file names longer than NAME_MAX characters

Fix for CVE-2013-2207 may break chroots if their devpts was not mounted correctly. Fix is to mount the devpts correctly with gid=5.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69436

File Name: fedora_2013-15053.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/22/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:19

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/20/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2013-4237

BID: 55462, 58839, 61729

FEDORA: 2013-15053