Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95840


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


Security Fix(es) :

- A stack overflow vulnerability was found in
_nss_dns_getnetbyname_r. On systems with nsswitch configured to include 'networks: dns' with a privileged or network-facing service that would attempt to resolve user- provided network names, an attacker could provide an excessively long network name, resulting in stack corruption and code execution. (CVE-2016-3075)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer (Red Hat).

Additional Changes :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95840

File Name: sl_20161103_glibc_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3075