Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : eglibc vulnerabilities (USN-1991-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 70538
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the strcoll() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled multibyte characters in the regular expression matcher. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-0242)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled large numbers of domain conversion results in the getaddrinfo() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2013-1914)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library readdir_r() function incorrectly handled crafted NTFS or CIFS images. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-4237)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled memory allocation. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4332).

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

Solution

Update the affected libc6 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1991-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70538

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1991-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/22/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332

BID: 55462, 55543, 57638, 58839, 61729, 62324

USN: 1991-1