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VPR Score: 7.4
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-01 (GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU C Library. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A local attacker could trigger vulnerabilities in dynamic library loader, making it possible to load attacker-controlled shared objects during execution of setuid/setgid programs to escalate privileges.
A context-dependent attacker could trigger various vulnerabilities in GNU C Library, including a buffer overflow, leading to execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU C Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/glibc-2.15-r3'