SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been fixed in eglibc, Debian's version of the GNU C library :
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.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.