Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : eglibc regression (USN-3239-3)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97936

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VPR Score: 5.9

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-2016-3706 introduced a regression that in some circumstances prevented IPv6 addresses from resolving. This update reverts the change in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. We apologize for the error.

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)

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3239-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97936

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3239-3.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/24

Updated: 2020/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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

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: 2017/03/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: 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: 3239-3