Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64 (20151119)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87556
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that, under certain circumstances, glibc's getaddrinfo() function would send DNS queries to random file descriptors. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to send DNS queries to unintended recipients, resulting in information disclosure or data loss due to the application encountering corrupted data.
(CVE-2013-7423)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way glibc's gethostbyname_r() and other related functions computed the size of a buffer when passed a misaligned buffer as input. An attacker able to make an application call any of these functions with a misaligned buffer could use this flaw to crash the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.
(CVE-2015-1781)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw and a stack overflow flaw were found in glibc's swscanf() function. An attacker able to make an application call the swscanf() function could use these flaws to crash that application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1473)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in glibc's _IO_wstr_overflow() function. An attacker able to make an application call this function could use this flaw to crash that application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

A flaw was found in the way glibc's fnmatch() function processed certain malformed patterns. An attacker able to make an application call this function could use this flaw to crash that application.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d9cd098a

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87556

File Name: sl_20151119_glibc_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nscd, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: undefined

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/24/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1473, CVE-2015-1781