Fedora 21 : glibc-2.20-8.fc21 (2015-2837)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81615
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Fix CVE-2014-7817 glibc: command execution in wordexp() with WRDE_NOCMD specified

- Fix CVE-2014-9402 glibc: denial of service in getnetbyname function

- CVE-2015-1472 glibc: heap buffer overflow in glibc swscanf

- Fix segfault when LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set to non-existent directory.

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


Update the affected glibc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81615

File Name: fedora_2015-2837.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:glibc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:21

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7817, CVE-2014-9402, CVE-2015-1472

FEDORA: 2015-2837