Debian DLA-139-1 : eglibc security update (GHOST)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82122

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A vulnerability has been fixed in eglibc, Debian's version of the GNU C library :

CVE-2015-0235

Qualys discovered that the gethostbyname and gethostbyname2 functions were subject to a buffer overflow if provided with a crafted IP address argument. This could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code in processes which called the affected functions.

The original glibc bug was reported by Peter Klotz.

We recommend that you upgrade your eglibc packages.

The other three CVEs fixed in Debian wheezy via DSA 3142-1 have already been fixed in squeeze LTS via DLA DLA 97-1.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00012.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/eglibc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82122

File Name: debian_DLA-139.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:eglibc-source, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:glibc-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc-dev-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-dev-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-i686, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-pic, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-prof, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libc6-xen, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss-dns-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss-files-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:locales, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:locales-all, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nscd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/28

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0235

BID: 72325