Debian DLA-494-1 : eglibc security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91361
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been fixed in the Debian GNU C Library, eglibc :
Alexander Cherepanov discovered that the glibc's glob implementation suffered from a stack-based buffer overflow when it was called with the GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC flag and encountered a long file name.
The getnetbyname implementation in nss_dns was susceptible to a stack overflow and a crash if it was invoked on a very long name.
Michael Petlan reported that getaddrinfo copied large amounts of address data to the stack, possibly leading to a stack overflow. This complements the fix for CVE-2013-4458.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-38+deb7u11.
We recommend you to upgrade your eglibc packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.