Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85498
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn invalid free flaw was found in glibc's getaddrinfo() function when used with the AI_IDN flag. A remote attacker able to make an application call this function could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. Note that this flaw only affected applications using glibc compiled with libidn support. (CVE-2013-7424)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.