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

low Nessus Plugin ID 69784
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected glibc package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=976408

http://www.nessus.org/u?76ca4849

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 69784

File Name: fedora_2013-15072.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/5/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/20/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2207

BID: 61960

FEDORA: 2013-15072