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VPR Score: 6.7
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Descriptionglibc 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected glibc package.