Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (GHOST)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81038


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81038

File Name: sl_20150127_glibc_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/28

Modified: 2015/10/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0235

CERT: 967332