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MDKSA-2002:061: glibc

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the glibc package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:061 (glibc).


A heap buffer overflow exists in the XDR decoder in glibc version 2.2.5 and
earlier. XDR is a mechanism for encoding data structures for use with RPC, which
is derived from Sun's RPC implementation which is likewise vulnerable to a heap
overflow. Depending on the application, this vulnerability may be exploitable
and could lead to arbitrary code execution. Thanks to Solar Designer for the
patches used to correct this vulnerability.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:061
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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