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RHSA-2003-334: glibc

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the glibc packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated glibc packages that resolve a vulnerability and address several
bugs
are now available.

The glibc packages contain GNU libc, which provides standard system
libraries.

Herbert Xu reported that various applications can accept spoofed messages
sent on the kernel netlink interface by other users on the local machine.
This could lead to a local denial of service attack. The glibc function
getifaddrs uses netlink and could therefore be vulnerable to this issue.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2003-0859 to this issue.

In addition to the security issues, a number of other bugs were fixed.

Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a
patch that checks that netlink messages actually came from the kernel
and patches for the various bug fixes.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-334.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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