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|Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201011-01 ] GNU C library: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GNU C library: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201011-01)
Exploitable: local remote
Date: November 15, 2010
Bug(s): #285818, #325555, #330923, #335871, #341755
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in glibc, the worst of which allowing
local attackers to execute arbitrary code as root.
The GNU C library is the standard C library used by Gentoo Linux
Vulnerable: < 2.11.2-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.11.2-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in glibc, amongst others the
widely-known recent LD_AUDIT and $ORIGIN issues. For further
information please consult the CVE entries referenced below.
A local attacker could execute arbitrary code as root, cause a Denial
of Service, or gain privileges. Additionally, a user-assisted remote
attacker could cause the execution of arbitrary code, and a
context-dependent attacker could cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GNU C library users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/glibc-2.11.2-r3"