Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : eglibc, glibc vulnerability (USN-2900-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88806

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled receiving responses while performing DNS resolution. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libc6 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2900-1/

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2017-08

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88806

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2900-1.nasl

Version: 2.29

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/17/2016

Updated: 1/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/18/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7547

TRA: TRA-2017-08

USN: 2900-1

IAVA: 2016-A-0053