Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64_important

High Nessus Plugin ID 87638


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


It was discovered that the nss_files backend for the Name Service Switch in glibc would return incorrect data to applications or corrupt the heap (depending on adjacent heap contents) in certain cases. A local attacker could potentially use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2015-5277)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87638

File Name: sl_20151119_glibc_on_SL7_x_important.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/29

Modified: 2015/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

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: 2015/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5277