Debian DLA-165-1 : eglibc security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 82149

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities have been fixed in eglibc, Debian's version of the GNU C library.

#553206 CVE-2015-1472 CVE-2015-1473

The scanf family of functions do not properly limit stack allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

CVE-2012-3405

The printf family of functions do not properly calculate a buffer length, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism and cause a denial of service.

CVE-2012-3406

The printf family of functions do not properly limit stack allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism and cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted format string.

CVE-2012-3480

Multiple integer overflows in the strtod, strtof, strtold, strtod_l, and other related functions allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

CVE-2012-4412

Integer overflow in the strcoll and wcscoll functions allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

CVE-2012-4424

Stack-based buffer overflow in the strcoll and wcscoll functions allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string that triggers a malloc failure and use of the alloca function.

CVE-2013-0242

Buffer overflow in the extend_buffers function in the regular expression matcher allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via crafted multibyte characters.

CVE-2013-1914 CVE-2013-4458

Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a hostname or IP address that triggers a large number of domain conversion results.

CVE-2013-4237

readdir_r allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a malicious NTFS image or CIFS service.

CVE-2013-4332

Multiple integer overflows in malloc/malloc.c allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption) via a large value to the pvalloc, valloc, posix_memalign, memalign, or aligned_alloc functions.

CVE-2013-4357

The getaliasbyname, getaliasbyname_r, getaddrinfo, getservbyname, getservbyname_r, getservbyport, getservbyport_r, and glob functions do not properly limit stack allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

CVE-2013-4788

When the GNU C library is statically linked into an executable, the PTR_MANGLE implementation does not initialize the random value for the pointer guard, so that various hardening mechanisms are not effective.

CVE-2013-7423

The send_dg function in resolv/res_send.c does not properly reuse file descriptors, which allows remote attackers to send DNS queries to unintended locations via a large number of requests that trigger a call to the getaddrinfo function.

CVE-2013-7424

The getaddrinfo function may attempt to free an invalid pointer when handling IDNs (Internationalised Domain Names), which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

CVE-2014-4043

The posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen function does not copy its path argument in accordance with the POSIX specification, which allows context-dependent attackers to trigger use-after-free vulnerabilities.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.11.3-4+deb6u5.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems were fixed in version 2.13-38+deb7u8 or earlier.

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/2015/03/msg00002.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82149

File Name: debian_DLA-165.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/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: 2015/03/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406, CVE-2012-3480, CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-4357, CVE-2013-4458, CVE-2013-4788, CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2013-7424, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1473

BID: 54374, 54982, 55462, 55543, 57638, 58839, 61183, 61729, 62324, 63299, 67992, 68006, 72428, 72498, 72499, 72710, 72844