Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2015:039)
High Nessus Plugin ID 81280
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in glibc :
Heap-based buffer overflow in the __nss_hostname_digits_dots function in glibc 2.2, and other 2.x versions before 2.18, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the (1) gethostbyname or (2) gethostbyname2 function, aka GHOST. (CVE-2015-0235)
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.