Fedora 19 : glibc-2.17-21.fc19 (2014-9830)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78583
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

An off-by-one heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in glibc's internal __gconv_translit_find() function. An attacker able to make an application call the iconv_open() function with a specially crafted argument could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of that application. (CVE-2014-5119).

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way glibc loaded locale files. An attacker able to make an application use a specially crafted locale name value (for example, specified in an LC_* environment variable) could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of that application. (CVE-2014-0475)

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.

Solution

Update the affected glibc package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1118581

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1129745

http://www.nessus.org/u?189fdc03

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78583

File Name: fedora_2014-9830.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

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: 5.9

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:19

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: 2014-9830