Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2014:152)
High Nessus Plugin ID 77040
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated glibc packages fix security issues :
Stephane Chazelas discovered that directory traversal issue in locale handling in glibc. glibc accepts relative paths with .. components in the LC_* and LANG variables. Together with typical OpenSSH configurations (with suitable AcceptEnv settings in sshd_config), this could conceivably be used to bypass ForceCommand restrictions (or restricted shells), assuming the attacker has sufficient level of access to a file system location on the host to create crafted locale definitions there (CVE-2014-0475).
David Reid, Glyph Lefkowitz, and Alex Gaynor discovered a bug where posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen fails to copy the path argument (glibc bz #17048) which can, in conjunction with many common memory management techniques from an application, lead to a use after free, or other vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-4043).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.