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

High Nessus Plugin ID 81615

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

- 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.

Solution

Update the affected glibc package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1157689

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175369

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1188235

http://www.nessus.org/u?690fb7f0

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81615

File Name: fedora_2015-2837.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/05

Updated: 2016/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2015/02/28

Reference Information

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

FEDORA: 2015-2837