Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : eglibc, glibc vulnerabilities (USN-2432-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79718

Synopsis

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

Description

Siddhesh Poyarekar discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain multibyte characters when using the iconv function. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause applications to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-6656)

Adhemerval Zanella Netto discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain multibyte characters when using the iconv function. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause applications to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-6040)

Tim Waugh discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly enforced the WRDE_NOCMD flag when handling the wordexp function. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2014-7817).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libc6 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2432-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79718

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2432-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/04

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2014-7817

BID: 69470, 69472, 71216

USN: 2432-1