ID CVE-2012-3404
Summary The vfprintf function in stdio-common/vfprintf.c in libc in GNU C Library (aka glibc) 2.12 and other versions does not properly calculate a buffer length, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism and cause a denial of service (stack corruption and crash) via a format string that uses positional parameters and many format specifiers.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • GNU glibc 2.12
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:glibc:2.12
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:enterprise_virtualization:3.0
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 11.04
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 11.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 10-02-2014 - 16:12)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-189
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2012-0018.NASL
    description a. vCenter Server Appliance directory traversal The vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains a directory traversal vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote user to retrieve arbitrary files. Exploitation of this issue may expose sensitive information stored on the server. VMware would like to thank Alexander Minozhenko from ERPScan for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-6324 to this issue. b. vCenter Server Appliance arbitrary file download The vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains an XML parsing vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote user to retrieve arbitrary files. Exploitation of this issue may expose sensitive information stored on the server. VMware would like to thank Alexander Minozhenko from ERPScan for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-6325 to this issue. c. Update to ESX glibc package The ESX glibc package is updated to version glibc-2.5-81.el5_8.1 to resolve multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-5029, CVE-2009-5064, CVE-2010-0830, CVE-2011-1089, CVE-2011-4609, CVE-2012-0864 CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406 and CVE-2012-3480 to these issues. d. vCenter Server and vCSA webservice logging denial of service The vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) both contain a vulnerability that allows unauthenticated remote users to create abnormally large log entries. Exploitation of this issue may allow an attacker to fill the system volume of the vCenter host or appliance VM and create a denial-of-service condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-6326 to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 63332
    published 2012-12-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63332
    title VMSA-2012-0018 : VMware security updates for vCSA and ESXi
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_5_1_BUILD_1063671_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESXi 5.1 host is affected by the following security vulnerabilities : - An integer overflow condition exists in the glibc library in the __tzfile_read() function that allows a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2009-5029) - An error exists in the glibc library related to modified loaders and 'LD_TRACE_LOADED_OBJECTS' checks that allow arbitrary code execution. This issue is disputed by the creators of glibc. (CVE-2009-5064) - An integer signedness error exists in the elf_get_dynamic_info() function in elf/dynamic-link.h that allows arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2010-0830) - An error exists in the glibc library in the addmntent() function that allows a corruption of the '/etc/mtab' file. (CVE-2011-1089) - An error exists in the libxslt library in the xsltGenerateIdFunction() function that allows the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2011-1202) - An off-by-one overflow condition exists in the xmlXPtrEvalXPtrPart() function due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted XML file, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3102) - An out-of-bounds read error exists in the libxslt library in the xsltCompilePatternInternal() function that allows a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3970) - An error exists in the glibc library in the svc_run() function that allows a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4609) - An overflow error exists in the glibc library in the printf() function related to 'nargs' parsing that allows arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-0864) - Multiple integer overflow conditions exist due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling overly long strings. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted XML file, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2807) - Multiple type-confusion errors exist in the 'IS_XSLT_ELEM' macro and the xsltApplyTemplates() function that allow a denial of service or the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2012-2825, CVE-2012-2871) - A use-after-free error exists in the libxslt library in the xsltGenerateIdFunction() function that allows a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-2870) - Multiple format string error exist in glibc that allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) - Multiple overflow errors exist in the glibc functions strtod(), strtof(), strtold(), and strtod_l() that allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-3480) - A heap-based underflow condition exists in the bundled libxml2 library due to incorrect parsing of strings not containing an expected space. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted XML document, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-5134) - An arbitrary file modification vulnerability due to improper handling of certain Virtual Machine file descriptors. A local attacker can exploit this to read or modify arbitrary files. (CVE-2013-5973)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 70886
    published 2013-11-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=70886
    title ESXi 5.1 < Build 1063671 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20120718_GLIBC_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description The glibc packages provide the standard C and standard math libraries used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function properly. Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) This update also fixes the following bug : - A programming error caused an internal array of nameservers to be only partially initialized when the /etc/resolv.conf file contained IPv6 nameservers. Depending on the contents of a nearby structure, this could cause certain applications to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The programming error has been fixed, which restores proper behavior with IPv6 nameservers listed in the /etc/resolv.conf file. All users of glibc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to fix these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-31
    plugin id 61369
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61369
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : glibc on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1589-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that positional arguments to the printf() family of functions were not handled properly in the GNU C Library. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) It was discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in the strtod(), strtof() and strtold() functions in the GNU C Library. An attacker could possibly use this to trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3480). 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 62388
    published 2012-10-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62388
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : eglibc, glibc vulnerabilities (USN-1589-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1589-2.NASL
    description USN-1589-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. One of the updates exposed a regression in the floating point parser. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. It was discovered that positional arguments to the printf() family of functions were not handled properly in the GNU C Library. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a stack-based buffer overflow, creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) It was discovered that multiple integer overflows existed in the strtod(), strtof() and strtold() functions in the GNU C Library. An attacker could possibly use this to trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, creating a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3480). 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 2019-01-02
    plugin id 63285
    published 2012-12-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63285
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : glibc regression (USN-1589-2)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2012-1098.NASL
    description Updated glibc packages that fix three security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C and standard math libraries used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function properly. Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) This update also fixes the following bug : * A programming error caused an internal array of nameservers to be only partially initialized when the /etc/resolv.conf file contained IPv6 nameservers. Depending on the contents of a nearby structure, this could cause certain applications to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The programming error has been fixed, which restores proper behavior with IPv6 nameservers listed in the /etc/resolv.conf file. (BZ#837026) All users of glibc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to fix these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 60058
    published 2012-07-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60058
    title RHEL 6 : glibc (RHSA-2012:1098)
  • NASL family F5 Networks Local Security Checks
    NASL id F5_BIGIP_SOL16364.NASL
    description The vfprintf function in stdio-common/vfprintf.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc) 2.5, 2.12, and probably other versions does not 'properly restrict the use of' the alloca function when allocating the SPECS array, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism and cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted format string using positional parameters and a large number of format specifiers, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-3404 and CVE-2012-3405.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-04
    plugin id 82577
    published 2015-04-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82577
    title F5 Networks BIG-IP : GNU C Library (glibc) vulnerability (SOL16364)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_GLIBC-121129.NASL
    description This collective update for the GNU C library (glibc) provides the following fixes : - Fix strtod integer/buffer overflows. (bnc#775690, CVE-2012-3480) - Fix vfprintf handling of many format specifiers. (bnc#770891, CVE-2012-3404 / CVE-2012-3405 / CVE-2012-3406) - Fix pthread_cond_timedwait stack unwinding. (bnc#750741, bnc#777233) - Improve fix for dynamic library unloading. (bnc#783060) - Fix resolver when first query fails, but second one succeeds. (bnc#767266)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-02-28
    plugin id 64150
    published 2013-01-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64150
    title SuSE 11.2 Security Update : glibc (SAT Patch Number 7110)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_5_0_BUILD_912577_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities : - An integer overflow condition exists in the __tzfile_read() function in the glibc library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted timezone (TZ) file, to cause a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-5029) - ldd in the glibc library is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to the omission of certain LD_TRACE_LOADED_OBJECTS checks in a crafted executable file. Note that this vulnerability is disputed by the library vendor. (CVE-2009-5064) - A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the glibc library due to an integer signedness error in the elf_get_dynamic_info() function when the '--verify' option is used. A remote attacker can exploit this by using a crafted ELF program with a negative value for a certain d_tag structure member in the ELF header. (CVE-2010-0830) - A flaw exists in OpenSSL due to a failure to properly prevent modification of the ciphersuite in the session cache when SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to force a downgrade to an unintended cipher by intercepting the network traffic to discover a session identifier. (CVE-2010-4180) - A flaw exists in OpenSSL due to a failure to properly validate the public parameters in the J-PAKE protocol when J-PAKE is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this, by sending crafted values in each round of the protocol, to bypass the need for knowledge of the shared secret. (CVE-2010-4252) - A out-of-bounds memory error exists in OpenSSL that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly obtain sensitive information by using a malformed ClientHello handshake message. This is also known as the 'OCSP stapling vulnerability'. (CVE-2011-0014) - A flaw exists in the addmntent() function in the glibc library due to a failure to report the error status for failed attempts to write to the /etc/mtab file. A local attacker can exploit this to corrupt the file by using writes from a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value. (CVE-2011-1089) - A flaw exists in the png_set_text_2() function in the file pngset.c in the libpng library due to a failure to properly allocate memory. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted text chunk in a PNG image file, to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3048) - A flaw exists in the DTLS implementation in OpenSSL due to performing a MAC check only if certain padding is valid. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a padding oracle attack, to recover the plaintext. (CVE-2011-4108) - A double-free error exists in OpenSSL when the X509_V_FLAG_POLICY_CHECK is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this by triggering a policy check failure, resulting in an unspecified impact. (CVE-2011-4109) - A flaw exists in OpenSSL in the SSL 3.0 implementation due to improper initialization of data structures used for block cipher padding. A remote attacker can exploit this, by decrypting the padding data sent by an SSL peer, to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2011-4576) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in OpenSSL when RFC 3779 support is enabled. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause an assertion failure, by using an X.509 certificate containing certificate extension data associated with IP address blocks or Autonomous System (AS) identifiers. (CVE-2011-4577) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in the RPC implementation in the glibc library due to a flaw in the svc_run() function. A remote attacker can exploit this, via large number of RPC connections, to exhaust CPU resources. (CVE-2011-4609) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Server Gated Cryptography (SGC) implementation in OpenSSL due to a failure to properly handle handshake restarts. A remote attacker can exploit this, via unspecified vectors, to exhaust CPU resources. (CVE-2011-4619) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in OpenSSL due to improper support of DTLS applications. A remote attacker can exploit this, via unspecified vectors related to an out-of-bounds read error. Note that this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2011-4108. (CVE-2012-0050) - A security bypass vulnerability exists in the glibc library due to an integer overflow condition in the vfprintf() function in file stdio-common/vfprintf.c. An attacker can exploit this, by using a large number of arguments, to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE protection mechanism, allowing format string attacks or writing to arbitrary memory. (CVE-2012-0864) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in the glibc library in the vfprintf() function in file stdio-common/vfprintf.c due to a failure to properly calculate a buffer length. An attacker can exploit this, via a format string that uses positional parameters and many format specifiers, to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism, thus causing stack corruption and a crash. (CVE-2012-3404) - A denial of service vulnerability exists in the glibc library in the vfprintf() function in file stdio-common/vfprintf.c due to a failure to properly calculate a buffer length. An attacker can exploit this, via a format string with a large number of format specifiers, to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism, thus triggering desynchronization within the buffer size handling, resulting in a segmentation fault and crash. (CVE-2012-3405) - A flaw exists in the glibc library in the vfprintf() function in file stdio-common/vfprintf.c due to a failure to properly restrict the use of the alloca() function when allocating the SPECS array. An attacker can exploit this, via a crafted format string using positional parameters and a large number of format specifiers, to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism, thus triggering a denial of service or the possible execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3406) - A flaw exists in the glibc library due to multiple integer overflow conditions in the strtod(), strtof(), strtold(), strtod_l(), and other unspecified related functions. A local attacker can exploit these to trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in an application crash or the possible execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3480) - A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) due to a failure by control code to properly restrict memory allocation. A local attacker can exploit this, via unspecified vectors, to gain privileges. (CVE-2013-1406) - An error exists in the implementation of the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this, by modifying the client-server data stream, to cause a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1659)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 70885
    published 2013-11-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=70885
    title ESXi 5.0 < Build 912577 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2012-1200.NASL
    description An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes multiple security issues and various bugs is now available. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The rhev-hypervisor6 package provides a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor ISO disk image. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is a dedicated Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. It includes everything necessary to run and manage virtual machines: A subset of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating environment and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Agent. Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is only available for the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures with virtualization extensions. Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) This updated package provides updated components that include fixes for various security issues. These issues have no security impact on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor itself, however. The security fixes included in this update address the following CVE numbers : CVE-2012-3817 (bind issue) CVE-2012-3571 and CVE-2012-3954 (dhcp issues) CVE-2011-1078 and CVE-2012-2383 (kernel issues) CVE-2012-1013 and CVE-2012-1015 (krb5 issues) CVE-2012-0441 (nss issue) CVE-2012-2668 (openldap issue) CVE-2012-2337 (sudo issue) Users of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-26
    plugin id 78931
    published 2014-11-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=78931
    title RHEL 6 : rhev-hypervisor6 (RHSA-2012:1200)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2012-1098.NASL
    description Updated glibc packages that fix three security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C and standard math libraries used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function properly. Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) This update also fixes the following bug : * A programming error caused an internal array of nameservers to be only partially initialized when the /etc/resolv.conf file contained IPv6 nameservers. Depending on the contents of a nearby structure, this could cause certain applications to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The programming error has been fixed, which restores proper behavior with IPv6 nameservers listed in the /etc/resolv.conf file. (BZ#837026) All users of glibc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to fix these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 60066
    published 2012-07-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60066
    title CentOS 6 : glibc (CESA-2012:1098)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2012-109.NASL
    description Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 69599
    published 2013-09-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=69599
    title Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2012-109)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201503-04.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-04 (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 local attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition,. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-05-20
    plugin id 81689
    published 2015-03-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81689
    title GLSA-201503-04 : GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities (GHOST)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2012-1098.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2012:1098 : Updated glibc packages that fix three security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The glibc packages provide the standard C and standard math libraries used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function properly. Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406) This update also fixes the following bug : * A programming error caused an internal array of nameservers to be only partially initialized when the /etc/resolv.conf file contained IPv6 nameservers. Depending on the contents of a nearby structure, this could cause certain applications to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The programming error has been fixed, which restores proper behavior with IPv6 nameservers listed in the /etc/resolv.conf file. (BZ#837026) All users of glibc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to fix these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 68583
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68583
    title Oracle Linux 6 : glibc (ELSA-2012-1098)
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2012:1098
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2012:1200
rpms
  • glibc-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
  • glibc-common-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
  • glibc-devel-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
  • glibc-headers-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
  • glibc-static-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
  • glibc-utils-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
  • nscd-0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.3
refmap via4
confirm
gentoo GLSA-201503-04
mlist [oss-security] 20120711 Re: CVE request: glibc formatted printing vulnerabilities
ubuntu USN-1589-1
vmware via4
description The ESX glibc package is updated to version glibc-2.5-81.el5_8.1 to resolve multiple security issues.
id VMSA-2012-0018
last_updated 2012-12-13T00:00:00
published 2012-12-13T00:00:00
title Update to ESX glibc package
Last major update 10-02-2014 - 16:12
Published 10-02-2014 - 13:15
Last modified 22-04-2019 - 13:48
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