Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64 (20161103)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 95840
New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it is different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 3.6

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: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: 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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nscd, 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: 11/3/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3075