Fedora 18 : glibc-2.16-34.fc18 (2013-15072)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 69784


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


glibc security update :

CVE-2013-2207 glibc (pt_chown): Improper pseudotty ownership and permissions changes when granting access to the slave pseudoterminal

The fix 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: Low

ID: 69784

File Name: fedora_2013-15072.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/05

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

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: 2013/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2207

BID: 61960

FEDORA: 2013-15072