Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : eglibc vulnerabilities (USN-2306-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 76999
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Synopsis

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

Description

Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the getaddrinfo() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-4357)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the getaddrinfo() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-4458)

Stephane Chazelas discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled locale environment variables. An attacker could use this issue to possibly bypass certain restrictions such as the ForceCommand restrictions in OpenSSH. (CVE-2014-0475)

David Reid, Glyph Lefkowitz, and Alex Gaynor discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen() path arguments. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-4043).

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/2306-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76999

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2306-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/5/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

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: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/4/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4357, CVE-2013-4458, CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-4043

BID: 63299, 67992, 68505

USN: 2306-1