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MDKSA-2004:009: 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-2004:009 (glibc).


A read buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the resolver code in versions of
glibc up to and including 2.2.5. The vulnerability is triggered by DNS packets
larger than 1024 bytes, which can cause an application to crash.
The updated packages have a patch applied to correct the problem.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:009
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6116

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

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