Fedora 20 : glibc-2.18-14.fc20 (2014-9824)

high Nessus Plugin ID 77430


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Locale names, including those obtained from environment variables (LANG and the LC_* variables), are more tightly checked for proper syntax. setlocale will now fail (with EINVAL) for locale names that are overly long, contain slashes without starting with a slash, or contain '..' path components. (CVE-2014-0475) Previously, some valid locale names were silently replaced with the 'C' locale when running in AT_SECURE mode (e.g., in a SUID program). This is no longer necessary because of the additional checks.

- Support for loadable gconv transliteration modules has been removed because it did not work at all. Regular gconv conversion modules are still supported.

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.


Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77430

File Name: fedora_2014-9824.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/29/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:20

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/28/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-5119

BID: 68505, 68983

FEDORA: 2014-9824