Debian DLA-230-1 : eglibc security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83865

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Arjun Shankar of Red Hat discovered that gethostbyname_r and related functions compute the size of an input buffer incorrectly if the passed-in buffer is misaligned. This results in a buffer overflow.

For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11.3-4+deb6u6.

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/2015/05/msg00013.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83865

File Name: debian_DLA-230.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/28/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1781

BID: 74255