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Category:Mandrake Local Security Checks
Title:Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2011:179 (glibc)
The remote host is missing an update to glibc
announced via advisory MDVSA-2011:179.

Multiple vulnerabilities was discovered and fixed in glibc:

The addmntent function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13
and earlier does not report an error status for failed attempts to
write to the /etc/mtab file, which makes it easier for local users
to trigger corruption of this file, as demonstrated by writes from
a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a different vulnerability
than CVE-2010-0296 (CVE-2011-1089).

Integer overflow in posix/fnmatch.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or
libc6) 2.13 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a
denial of service (application crash) via a long UTF8 string that is
used in an fnmatch call with a crafted pattern argument, a different
vulnerability than CVE-2011-1071 (CVE-2011-1659).

crypt_blowfish before 1.1, as used in glibc on certain platforms,
does not properly handle 8-bit characters, which makes it easier
for context-dependent attackers to determine a cleartext password by
leveraging knowledge of a password hash (CVE-2011-2483).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Affected: 2011.

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

Risk factor : High

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0296
Bugtraq: 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20190613 SEC Consult SA-20190612-0 :: Multiple vulnerabilities in WAGO 852 Industrial Managed Switch Series (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-2058 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2010:052 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: gnuclibrary-encodenamemacro-dos(59240)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1089
BugTraq ID: 46740
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1071
BugTraq ID: 46563
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1659
XForce ISS Database: gnuclibrary-fnmatch-dos(66819)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2483
BugTraq ID: 49241
Debian Security Information: DSA-2340 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-2399 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2011:035 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: php-cryptblowfish-info-disclosure(69319)
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