Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95840

Synopsis

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

Description

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 :

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f7571c93

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95840

File Name: sl_20161103_glibc_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Updated: 2018/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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