Executive Summary

Summary
TitleGNU C Library: Arbitrary descriptor allocation
Informations
NameGLSA-201903-09First vendor Publication2019-03-14
VendorGentooLast vendor Modification2019-03-14
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Synopsis

A vulnerability in the GNU C Library could result in a Denial of Service condition.

Background

The GNU C library is the standard C library used by Gentoo Linux systems.

Description

A vulnerability was discovered in the GNU C Library functions xdr_bytes and xdr_string.

Impact

A remote attacker, by sending a crafted UDP packet, could cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU C Library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/glibc-2.26.0"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-19591 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-19591

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-09

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201903-09.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-20Improper Input Validation

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application125
Os2

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2019-01-10Name : The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.
File : al2_ALAS-2019-1140.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2019-01-03Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-f6b7df660d.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2019-01-03Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-060302dc83.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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