Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64_important
High Nessus Plugin ID 87638
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.