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Mandriva: 2011:179: glibc Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake 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 [More...]

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2011:179

 Package : glibc
 Date    : November 25, 2011
 Affected: 2011.

 Problem Description:

 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.


 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2011:
 dfd50f461cb6f307b28861853146961e  2011/i586/glibc-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 3128b74aaff36aea023ab2b7f04944fe  2011/i586/glibc-devel-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 dac62d6c3020180ace287b4e68af8d41  2011/i586/glibc-doc-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 b33f3c4f60b2f7e83c73bcdfae621298  2011/i586/glibc-doc-pdf-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 bb7ebd801da9537b5a6294178b84d529  2011/i586/glibc-i18ndata-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 d4af688906832f6fe7ce0318327ec7d9  2011/i586/glibc-profile-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 a36cac92c1d95a917722f3efc47d913d  2011/i586/glibc-static-devel-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 5cf50586154cfc0e644ad884f94ee0b3  2011/i586/glibc-utils-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm
 3c2e20f956724c1d68bd760ddd1bcd9d  2011/i586/nscd-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.i586.rpm 
 b1081b829cb6b3794ba6670768123e96  2011/SRPMS/glibc-2.13-6.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2011/X86_64:
 391fd990fbb899254466dced21383889  2011/x86_64/glibc-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 9f9c7f42f7b47e8e3bd64fd3bb16ffce  2011/x86_64/glibc-devel-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 c304129f1ddec2b85b598f1c5b1011f1  2011/x86_64/glibc-doc-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 99ac80802daaa951f3b29b6f35e52bdc  2011/x86_64/glibc-doc-pdf-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 e86e515f66a0a1c516c996640d5a9b63  2011/x86_64/glibc-i18ndata-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 75c612f1044a58d3c6ab2321eb24edc5  2011/x86_64/glibc-profile-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 885fa15b61932bfdd931ff1e65ff96bd  2011/x86_64/glibc-static-devel-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 1c2e24d5e0dc77afb47ed0a9ad1ae75c  2011/x86_64/glibc-utils-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm
 3c8ba07ade4bccefb17f4baa7420e67d  2011/x86_64/nscd-2.13-6.1-mdv2011.0.x86_64.rpm 
 b1081b829cb6b3794ba6670768123e96  2011/SRPMS/glibc-2.13-6.1.src.rpm

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

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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