Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : eglibc vulnerability (USN-2328-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77436


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


Tavis 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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Update the affected libc6 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77436

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2328-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/29

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/28

Reference Information

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

BID: 68983

OSVDB: 109188

USN: 2328-1