GLSA-201503-04 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities (GHOST)

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VPR Score: 8.9

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-04 (GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU C Library.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition,.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All glibc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/glibc-2.19-r1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-04

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81689

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201503-04.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/09

Updated: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:glibc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406, CVE-2012-3480, CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-4458, CVE-2013-4788, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2015-0235

BID: 54374, 54982, 55462, 55543, 57638, 58839, 61183, 61729, 61960, 62324, 63299, 68006, 69470, 72325

GLSA: 201503-04