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CentOS Update for glibc CESA-2015:0090 centos5

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Check the version of glibc

Insight

Insight

The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the Name Server Caching Daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. A heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's __nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote attacker able to make an application call either of these functions could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-0235) Red Hat would like to thank Qualys for reporting this issue. All glibc users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software

Affected Software

glibc on CentOS 5

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)