Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85498


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An 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)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85498

File Name: sl_20150817_glibc_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/18

Modified: 2015/08/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7424