Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (GHOST)
High Nessus Plugin ID 81037
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's
__nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote attacker able to make an application call either of these functions could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-0235)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.