ID CVE-2014-9761
Summary Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long argument to the (1) nan, (2) nanf, or (3) nanl function.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11.0:sp2
    cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11.0:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11.0:sp3
    cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11.0:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11.0:sp4
    cpe:2.3:a:suse:linux_enterprise_debuginfo:11.0:sp4
  • OpenSUSE 13.2
    cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:13.2
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11.0:sp3
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11.0:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11.0:sp4
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:11.0:sp4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp2:-:-:lts
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp2:-:-:lts
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp3
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp3:-:-:-:vmware
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp3:-:-:-:vmware
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp4
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:11.0:sp4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_server:12:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11.0:sp3
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11.0:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11.0:sp4
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:11.0:sp4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit (SDK) 12
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit (SDK) 12 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_software_development_kit:12:sp1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:12
  • Fedora Project Fedora 23
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:23
  • GNU Glibc 2.22
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:2.22
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 10-06-2016 - 16:45)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2985-2.NASL
    description USN-2985-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. The fix for CVE-2014-9761 introduced a regression which affected applications that use the libm library but were not fully restarted after the upgrade. This update removes the fix for CVE-2014-9761 and a future update will be provided to address this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Martin Carpenter discovered that pt_chown in the GNU C Library did not properly check permissions for tty files. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative privileges or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2016-2856) Robin Hack discovered that the Name Service Switch (NSS) implementation in the GNU C Library did not properly manage its file descriptors. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2014-8121) Joseph Myers discovered that the GNU C Library did not properly handle long arguments to functions returning a representation of Not a Number (NaN). An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (stack exhaustion leading to an application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) Arjun Shankar discovered that in certain situations the nss_dns code in the GNU C Library did not properly account buffer sizes when passed an unaligned buffer. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1781) Sumit Bose and Lukas Slebodnik discovered that the Name Service Switch (NSS) implementation in the GNU C Library did not handle long lines in the files databases correctly. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-5277) Adam Nielsen discovered that the strftime function in the GNU C Library did not properly handle out-of-range argument data. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-8776) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the GNU C Library allowed the pointer-guarding protection mechanism to be disabled by honoring the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable across privilege boundaries. A local attacker could use this to exploit an existing vulnerability more easily. (CVE-2015-8777) Szabolcs Nagy discovered that the hcreate functions in the GNU C Library did not properly check its size argument, leading to an integer overflow. An attacker could use to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8778) Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library when handling long catalog names. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) Florian Weimer discovered that the getnetbyname implementation in the GNU C Library did not properly handle long names passed as arguments. An attacker could use to cause a denial of service (stack exhaustion leading to an application crash). (CVE-2016-3075). 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91341
    published 2016-05-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91341
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : eglibc, glibc regression (USN-2985-2)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2985-1.NASL
    description Martin Carpenter discovered that pt_chown in the GNU C Library did not properly check permissions for tty files. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative privileges or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2016-2856) Robin Hack discovered that the Name Service Switch (NSS) implementation in the GNU C Library did not properly manage its file descriptors. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2014-8121) Joseph Myers discovered that the GNU C Library did not properly handle long arguments to functions returning a representation of Not a Number (NaN). An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (stack exhaustion leading to an application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) Arjun Shankar discovered that in certain situations the nss_dns code in the GNU C Library did not properly account buffer sizes when passed an unaligned buffer. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1781) Sumit Bose and Lukas Slebodnik discovered that the Name Service Switch (NSS) implementation in the GNU C Library did not handle long lines in the files databases correctly. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-5277) Adam Nielsen discovered that the strftime function in the GNU C Library did not properly handle out-of-range argument data. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-8776) Hector Marco and Ismael Ripoll discovered that the GNU C Library allowed the pointer-guarding protection mechanism to be disabled by honoring the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable across privilege boundaries. A local attacker could use this to exploit an existing vulnerability more easily. (CVE-2015-8777) Szabolcs Nagy discovered that the hcreate functions in the GNU C Library did not properly check its size argument, leading to an integer overflow. An attacker could use to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8778) Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library when handling long catalog names. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) Florian Weimer discovered that the getnetbyname implementation in the GNU C Library did not properly handle long names passed as arguments. An attacker could use to cause a denial of service (stack exhaustion leading to an application crash). (CVE-2016-3075). 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 91334
    published 2016-05-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91334
    title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : eglibc, glibc vulnerabilities (USN-2985-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-68ABC0BE35.NASL
    description This update contains minor security fixes (for CVE-2016-3075, CVE-2016-1234, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2014-9761, CVE-2015-8779) and collects fixes for bugs encountered by Fedora users. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 91063
    published 2016-05-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91063
    title Fedora 23 : glibc-2.22-15.fc23 (2016-68abc0be35)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201702-11.NASL
    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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-02-21
    plugin id 97254
    published 2017-02-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97254
    title GLSA-201702-11 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-224.NASL
    description This update for glibc fixes the following security issues : - CVE-2015-7547: A stack-based buffer overflow in getaddrinfo allowed remote attackers to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code via crafted and timed DNS responses (bsc#961721) - CVE-2015-8777: Insufficient checking of LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable allowed local attackers to bypass the pointer guarding protection of the dynamic loader on set-user-ID and set-group-ID programs (bsc#950944) - CVE-2015-8776: Out-of-range time values passed to the strftime function may cause it to crash, leading to a denial of service, or potentially disclosure information (bsc#962736) - CVE-2015-8778: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r could have caused an out-of-bound memory access. leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (bsc#962737) - CVE-2014-9761: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) could have caused applications which process long strings with the nan function to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962738) - CVE-2015-8779: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) in the catopen function could have caused applications which pass long strings to the catopen function to crash or, potentially execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962739) The following non-security bugs were fixed : - bsc#955647: Resource leak in resolver - bsc#956716: Don't do lock elision on an error checking mutex - bsc#958315: Reinitialize dl_load_write_lock on fork This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-01-27
    plugin id 88829
    published 2016-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88829
    title openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2016-224)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2017-1916.NASL
    description An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. Security Fix(es) : * A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) * It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) * An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) * A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) * It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777) Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-26
    plugin id 102149
    published 2017-08-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102149
    title RHEL 7 : glibc (RHSA-2017:1916)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2017-0680.NASL
    description An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. Security Fix(es) : * A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) * It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) * An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) * A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-03-27
    plugin id 97958
    published 2017-03-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97958
    title CentOS 6 : glibc (CESA-2017:0680)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20170321_GLIBC_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) - It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) - An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) - A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-27
    plugin id 99216
    published 2017-04-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99216
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-0471-1.NASL
    description This update for glibc fixes the following security issues : - CVE-2015-7547: A stack-based buffer overflow in getaddrinfo allowed remote attackers to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code via crafted and timed DNS responses (bsc#961721) - CVE-2015-8777: Insufficient checking of LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable allowed local attackers to bypass the pointer guarding protection of the dynamic loader on set-user-ID and set-group-ID programs (bsc#950944) - CVE-2015-8776: Out-of-range time values passed to the strftime function may cause it to crash, leading to a denial of service, or potentially disclosure information (bsc#962736) - CVE-2015-8778: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r could have caused an out-of-bound memory access. leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (bsc#962737) - CVE-2014-9761: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) could have caused applications which process long strings with the nan function to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962738) - CVE-2015-8779: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) in the catopen function could have caused applications which pass long strings to the catopen function to crash or, potentially execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962739) The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 88832
    published 2016-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88832
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:0471-1)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2017-1199.NASL
    description According to the versions of the glibc packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) - It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) - An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) - A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) - It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-14
    plugin id 103057
    published 2017-09-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103057
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : glibc (EulerOS-SA-2017-1199)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-0472-1.NASL
    description This update for glibc fixes the following issues : - CVE-2015-7547: A stack-based buffer overflow in getaddrinfo allowed remote attackers to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code via crafted and timed DNS responses (bsc#961721) - CVE-2015-8777: Insufficient checking of LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable allowed local attackers to bypass the pointer guarding protection of the dynamic loader on set-user-ID and set-group-ID programs (bsc#950944) - CVE-2015-8776: Out-of-range time values passed to the strftime function may cause it to crash, leading to a denial of service, or potentially disclosure information (bsc#962736) - CVE-2015-8778: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r could have caused an out-of-bound memory access. leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (bsc#962737) - CVE-2014-9761: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) could have caused applications which process long strings with the nan function to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962738) - CVE-2015-8779: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) in the catopen function could have caused applications which pass long strings to the catopen function to crash or, potentially execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962739) The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 88833
    published 2016-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88833
    title SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:0472-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-411.NASL
    description The fix for CVE-2014-9761 in Squeeze wrongly backported the upstream patch. New symbols were not declared as private and the ABI changed. This made some programs and services crash after the upgrade, and needed to be restarted. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-13
    plugin id 88599
    published 2016-02-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88599
    title Debian DLA-411-2 : eglibc regression update
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2017-0680.NASL
    description An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. Security Fix(es) : * A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) * It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) * An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) * A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 97881
    published 2017-03-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=97881
    title RHEL 6 : glibc (RHSA-2017:0680)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-0680.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0680 : An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. Security Fix(es) : * A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) * It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) * An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) * A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 99070
    published 2017-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99070
    title Oracle Linux 6 : glibc (ELSA-2017-0680)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-1916.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1916 : An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. Security Fix(es) : * A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) * It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) * An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) * A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) * It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777) Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 102288
    published 2017-08-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102288
    title Oracle Linux 7 : glibc (ELSA-2017-1916)
  • NASL family F5 Networks Local Security Checks
    NASL id F5_BIGIP_SOL31211252.NASL
    description Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long argument to the (1) nan, (2) nanf, or (3) nanl function. (CVE-2014-9761)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-17
    plugin id 105438
    published 2017-12-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=105438
    title F5 Networks BIG-IP : glibc vulnerability (K31211252)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20170801_GLIBC_ON_SL7_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) - It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) - An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) - A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) - It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-27
    plugin id 102641
    published 2017-08-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102641
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL7.x x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2016-233.NASL
    description This update for glibc fixes the following issues : - errorcheck-mutex-no-elision.patch: Don't do lock elision on an error checking mutex (boo#956716, BZ #17514) - reinitialize-dl_load_write_lock.patch: Reinitialize dl_load_write_lock on fork (boo#958315, BZ #19282) - send-dg-buffer-overflow.patch: Fix getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2015-7547, boo#961721, BZ #18665) - strftime-range-check.patch: Add range check on time fields (CVE-2015-8776, boo#962736, BZ #18985) - hcreate-overflow-check.patch: Handle overflow in hcreate (CVE-2015-8778, boo#962737, BZ #18240) - refactor-nan-parsing.patch: Refactor strtod parsing of NaN payloads (CVE-2014-9761, boo#962738, BZ #16962) - catopen-unbound-alloca.patch: Fix unbound alloca in catopen (CVE-2015-8779, boo#962739, BZ #17905)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-01-27
    plugin id 88855
    published 2016-02-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88855
    title openSUSE Security Update : glibc (openSUSE-2016-233)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2017-1916.NASL
    description An update for glibc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the name service cache daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. Security Fix(es) : * A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) * It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) * An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) * A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) * It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777) Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 102743
    published 2017-08-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102743
    title CentOS 7 : glibc (CESA-2017:1916)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2017-877.NASL
    description Unbounded stack allocation in catopen function A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2015-8779) Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) Unbounded stack allocation in nan* functions A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) LD_POINTER_GUARD in the environment is not sanitized It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.(CVE-2015-8777) Segmentation fault caused by passing out-of-range data to strftime() It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 102865
    published 2017-09-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102865
    title Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2017-877)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2017-0051.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - Update newmode size to fix a possible corruption - Fix AF_INET6 getaddrinfo with nscd (#1416496) - Update tests for struct sockaddr_storage changes (#1338673) - Use FL_CLOEXEC in internal calls to fopen (#1012343). - Fix CVE-2015-8779 glibc: Unbounded stack allocation in catopen function (#1358015). - Make padding in struct sockaddr_storage explicit (#1338673) - Fix detection of Intel FMA hardware (#1384281). - Add support for, ur_IN, and wal_ET locales (#1101858). - Change malloc/tst-malloc-thread-exit.c to use fewer threads and avoid timeout (#1318380). - df can fail on some systems (#1307029). - Log uname, cpuinfo, meminfo during build (#1307029). - Draw graphs for heap and stack only if MAXSIZE_HEAP and MAXSIZE_STACK are non-zero (#1331304). - Avoid unneeded calls to __check_pf in getadddrinfo (#1270950) - Fix CVE-2015-8778 glibc: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r (#1358013). - Fix CVE-2015-8776 glibc: Segmentation fault caused by passing out-of-range data to strftime (#1358011). - tzdata-update: Ignore umask setting (#1373646) - CVE-2014-9761: Fix unbounded stack allocation in nan* (#1358014) - Avoid using uninitialized data in getaddrinfo (#1223095) - Update fix for CVE-2015-7547 (#1296029). - Create helper threads with enough stack for POSIX AIO and timers (#1299319). - Fix CVE-2015-7547: getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow (#1296029). - Update malloc free_list cyclic fix (#1264189). - Update tzdata-update changes (#1200555). - Avoid redundant shift character in iconv output at block boundary (#1293914). - Clean up testsuite results when testing with newer kernels (#1293464). - Do not rewrite /etc/localtime if it is a symbolic link. (#1200555) - Support long lines in /etc/hosts (#1020263). - Avoid aliasing warning in tst-rec-dlopen (#1291444) - Don't touch user-controlled stdio locks in forked child (#1275384). - Increase the limit of shared libraries that can use static TLS (#1198802). - Avoid PLT in libm for feupdateenv (#1186104). - Allow PLT entry in libc for _Unwind_Find_FDE on s390/s390x (#1186104). - Provide /etc/gai.conf only in the glibc package. (#1223818) - Change first day of the week to Monday for the ca_ES locale. (#1011900) - Update BIG5-HKSCS charmap to HKSCS-2008. (#1211748) - Rename Oriya locale to Odia. (#1091334) - Avoid hang in gethostbyname_r due to missing mutex unlocking (#1192621) - Avoid ld.so crash when audit modules provide path (#1211098) - Suppress expected backtrace in tst-malloc-backtrace (#1276633) - Avoid PLT for memmem (#1186104). - Fix up a missing dependency in the Makefile (#1219627). - Reduce lock contention in __tz_convert (#1244585). - Prevent the malloc arena free list from becoming cyclic (#1264189) - Remove legacy IA64 support (#1246145). - Check for NULL arena pointer in _int_pvalloc (#1246656). - Don't change no_dyn_threshold on mallopt failure (#1246660). - Unlock main arena after allocation in calloc (#1245731). - Enable robust malloc change again (#1245731). - Fix perturbing in malloc on free and simply perturb_byte (#1245731). - Don't fall back to mmap prematurely (#1245731). - The malloc deadlock avoidance support has been temporarily removed since it triggers deadlocks in certain applications (#1243824).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 99078
    published 2017-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99078
    title OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : glibc (OVMSA-2017-0051)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2017-1200.NASL
    description According to the versions of the glibc packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9761) - It was found that out-of-range time values passed to the strftime() function could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8776) - An integer overflow vulnerability was found in hcreate() and hcreate_r() functions which could result in an out-of-bounds memory access. This could lead to application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-8778) - A stack based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the catopen() function. An excessively long string passed to the function could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8779) - It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-8777) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-14
    plugin id 103058
    published 2017-09-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103058
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : glibc (EulerOS-SA-2017-1200)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-0470-1.NASL
    description This update for glibc fixes the following issues : - CVE-2015-7547: A stack-based buffer overflow in getaddrinfo allowed remote attackers to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code via crafted and timed DNS responses (bsc#961721) - CVE-2015-8777: Insufficient checking of LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable allowed local attackers to bypass the pointer guarding protection of the dynamic loader on set-user-ID and set-group-ID programs (bsc#950944) - CVE-2015-8776: Out-of-range time values passed to the strftime function may cause it to crash, leading to a denial of service, or potentially disclosure information (bsc#962736) - CVE-2015-8778: Integer overflow in hcreate and hcreate_r could have caused an out-of-bound memory access. leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (bsc#962737) - CVE-2014-9761: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) could have caused applications which process long strings with the nan function to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962738) - CVE-2015-8779: A stack overflow (unbounded alloca) in the catopen function could have caused applications which pass long strings to the catopen function to crash or, potentially execute arbitrary code. (bsc#962739) - CVE-2013-2207: pt_chown tricked into granting access to another users pseudo-terminal (bsc#830257) - CVE-2013-4458: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when called with AF_INET6 (bsc#847227) - CVE-2014-8121: denial of service issue in the NSS backends (bsc#918187) - bsc#920338: Read past end of pattern in fnmatch - CVE-2015-1781: buffer overflow in nss_dns (bsc#927080) The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 88831
    published 2016-02-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=88831
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : glibc (SUSE-SU-2016:0470-1)
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:0680
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2017:1916
rpms
  • glibc-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • glibc-common-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • glibc-devel-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • glibc-headers-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • glibc-static-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • glibc-utils-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • nscd-0:2.12-1.209.el6
  • glibc-0:2.17-196.el7
  • glibc-common-0:2.17-196.el7
  • glibc-devel-0:2.17-196.el7
  • glibc-headers-0:2.17-196.el7
  • glibc-static-0:2.17-196.el7
  • glibc-utils-0:2.17-196.el7
  • nscd-0:2.17-196.el7
refmap via4
bid 83306
confirm https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16962
fedora FEDORA-2016-68abc0be35
gentoo GLSA-201702-11
mlist
  • [libc-alpha] 20160219 The GNU C Library version 2.23 is now available
  • [oss-security] 20160119 CVE assignment request for security bugs fixed in glibc 2.23
  • [oss-security] 20160119 Re: CVE assignment request for security bugs fixed in glibc 2.23
suse
  • SUSE-SU-2016:0470
  • SUSE-SU-2016:0471
  • SUSE-SU-2016:0472
  • SUSE-SU-2016:0473
  • openSUSE-SU-2016:0510
ubuntu
  • USN-2985-1
  • USN-2985-2
Last major update 28-11-2016 - 14:14
Published 19-04-2016 - 17:59
Last modified 13-06-2019 - 17:29
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