GLSA-201702-11 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97254

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-11 (GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU C Library.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, disclose sensitive information, or cause a Denial of Service condition via multiple vectors.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All GNU C Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/glibc-2.23-r3'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-11

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97254

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-11.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 2/21/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:glibc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9761, CVE-2015-5277, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2015-8777, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8779, CVE-2016-1234, CVE-2016-3075

GLSA: 201702-11