OracleVM 2.2 : glibc (OVMSA-2015-0024) (GHOST)

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The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Switch to use malloc when the input line is too long [Orabug 19951108]

- Use a /sys/devices/system/cpu/online for
_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN implementation [Orabug 17642251] (Joe Jin)

- Fix parsing of numeric hosts in gethostbyname_r (CVE-2015-0235, #1183532).

- Remove gconv transliteration loadable modules support (CVE-2014-5119, - _nl_find_locale: Improve handling of crafted locale names (CVE-2014-0475,

- Fix patch for integer overflows in *valloc and memalign.
(CVE-2013-4332, #1011805).

- Fix return code when starting an already started nscd daemon (#979413).

- Fix getnameinfo for many PTR record queries (#1020486).

- Return EINVAL error for negative sizees to getgroups (#995207).

- Fix integer overflows in *valloc and memalign.
(CVE-2013-4332, #1011805).

- Add support for newer L3 caches on x86-64 and correctly count the number of hardware threads sharing a cacheline (#1003420).

- Revert incomplete fix for bug #758193.

- Fix _nl_find_msg malloc failure case, and callers (#957089).

- Test on init_fct, not result->__init_fct, after demangling (#816647).

- Don't handle ttl == 0 specially (#929035).

- Fix multibyte character processing crash in regexp (CVE-2013-0242, #951132)

- Fix getaddrinfo stack overflow resulting in application crash (CVE-2013-1914, #951132)

- Add missing patch to avoid use after free (#816647)

- Fix race in initgroups compat_call (#706571)

- Fix return value from getaddrinfo when servers are down.

- Fix fseek on wide character streams. Sync's seeking code with RHEL 6 (#835828)

- Call feraiseexcept only if exceptions are not masked (#861871).

- Always demangle function before checking for NULL value.

- Do not fail in ttyname if /proc is not available (#851450).

- Fix errno for various overflow situations in vfprintf.
Add missing overflow checks. (#857387)

- Handle failure of _nl_explode_name in all cases (#848481)

- Define the default fuzz factor to 2 to make it easier to manipulate RHEL 5 RPMs on RHEL 6 and newer systems.

- Fix race in intl/* testsuite (#849202)

- Fix out of bounds array access in strto* exposed by 847930 patch.

- Really fix POWER4 strncmp crash (#766832).

- Fix integer overflow leading to buffer overflow in strto* (#847930)

- Fix race in msort/qsort (#843672)

- Fix regression due to 797096 changes (#845952)

- Do not use PT_IEEE_IP ptrace calls (#839572)

- Update ULPs (#837852)

- Fix various transcendentals in non-default rounding modes (#837852)

- Fix unbound alloca in vfprintf (#826947)

- Fix iconv segfault if the invalid multibyte character 0xffff is input when converting from IBM930. (#823905)

- Fix fnmatch when '*' wildcard is applied on a file name containing multibyte chars. (#819430)

- Fix unbound allocas use in glob_in_dir, getaddrinfo and others. (#797096)

- Fix segfault when running --verify on some DSO's in current working directory. (#808342)

- Incorrect initialization order for dynamic loader (#813348)

- Fix return code when stopping already stopped nscd daemon (#678227)

- Remove MAP_32BIT for pthread stack mappings, use MAP_STACK instead (#641094)

- Fix setuid vs sighandler_setxid race (#769852)

- Fix access after end of search string in regex matcher (#757887)

- Fix POWER4 strncmp crash (#766832)

- Fix SC_*CACHE detection for X5670 cpus (#692182)

- Fix parsing IPV6 entries in /etc/resolv.conf (#703239)

- Fix double-free in nss_nis code (#500767)

- Add kernel VDSO support for s390x (#795896)

- Fix race in malloc arena creation and make implementation match documented behaviour (#800240)

- Do not override TTL of CNAME with TTL of its alias (#808014)

- Fix short month names in fi_FI locale #(657266).

- Fix nscd crash for group with large number of members (#788989)

- Fix Slovakia currency (#799853)

- Fix getent malloc failure check (#806403)

- Fix short month names in zh_CN locale (#657588)

- Fix decimal point symbol for Portuguese currency (#710216)

- Avoid integer overflow in sbrk (#767358)

- Avoid race between [,__de]allocate_stack and
__reclaim_stacks during fork (#738665)

- Fix race between IO_flush_all_lockp & pthread_cancel (#751748)

- Fix memory leak in NIS endgrent (#809325)

- Allow getaddr to accept SCTP socket types in hints (#765710)

- Fix errno handling in vfprintf (#794814)

- Filter out <built-in> when building file lists (#784646).

- Avoid 'nargs' integer overflow which could be used to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE (#794814)

- Fix currency_symbol for uk_UA (#639000)


Update the affected glibc / glibc-common / nscd packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81119

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2015-0024.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 2/2/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:glibc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:nscd, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:2.2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-5119, CVE-2015-0235

BID: 57638, 58839, 62324, 68505, 68983, 69738, 72325