Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : eglibc, glibc regression (USN-3239-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97887

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

USN-3239-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. Unfortunately, the fix for CVE-2015-5180 introduced an internal ABI change within the resolver library. This update reverts the change. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please note that long-running services that were restarted to compensate for the USN-3239-1 update may need to be restarted again.

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the strxfrm() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8982)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the
_IO_wstr_overflow() function of the GNU C Library. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8983)

It was discovered that the fnmatch() function in the GNU C Library did not properly handle certain malformed patterns.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8984)

Alexander Cherepanov discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the glob implementation of the GNU C Library. An attacker could use this to specially craft a directory layout and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-1234)

Florian Weimer discovered a NULL pointer dereference in the DNS resolver of the GNU C Library. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5180)

Michael Petlan discovered an unbounded stack allocation in the getaddrinfo() function of the GNU C Library. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-3706)

Aldy Hernandez discovered an unbounded stack allocation in the sunrpc implementation in the GNU C Library. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4429)

Tim Ruehsen discovered that the getaddrinfo() implementation in the GNU C Library did not properly track memory allocations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-5417)

Andreas Schwab discovered that the GNU C Library on ARM 32-bit platforms did not properly set up execution contexts.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-6323).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libc6 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97887

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3239-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/22

Modified: 2017/04/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libc6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5180, CVE-2015-8982, CVE-2015-8983, CVE-2015-8984, CVE-2016-1234, CVE-2016-3706, CVE-2016-4429, CVE-2016-5417, CVE-2016-6323

USN: 3239-2