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[R3] Tenable Appliance Affected by GNU C Library (glibc) Vulnerability



The Tenable Appliance is built on a Linux distribution that utilizes the GNU C Library (glibc). A vulnerability was recently reported impacting glibc, which may impact the Appliance. According to the researchers, glibc contains an overflow condition in the send_dg() and send_vc() functions in libresolv resolv/res_send.c where input is not properly validated when looking up domain names via the getaddrinfo() call. This may allow a remote attacker to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.


A glibc update is available via the online repositories, which are checked every night by the appliance. When the update is found a notification will appear in the administrative interface. Appliance administrators will need to direct the system to apply the updates so as not to interfere with scanning activities.

This page contains information regarding security vulnerabilities that may impact Tenable's products. This may include issues specific to our software, or due to the use of third-party libraries within our software. Tenable strongly encourages users to ensure that they upgrade or apply relevant patches in a timely manner.

Tenable takes product security very seriously. If you believe you have found a vulnerability in one of our products, we ask that you please work with us to quickly resolve it in order to protect customers. Tenable believes in responding quickly to such reports, maintaining communication with researchers, and providing a solution in short order.

For more details on submitting vulnerability information, please see our Vulnerability Reporting Guidelines page.

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