Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : eglibc vulnerability (USN-2328-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 77436
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy and John Haxby discovered that the GNU C Library contained an off-by-one error when performing transliteration module loading. A local attacker could exploit this to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-5119)
USN-2306-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the security update for CVE-2014-0475 caused a regression with localplt on PowerPC. This update fixes the problem.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libc6 package.