Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.
Our Process
What We Scan For
Sample Report
Client List
Contact Us
What We Scan For
Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2002:050: glibc Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the glibc package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:050 (glibc).

A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the way that the glibc resolver
handles the resolution of network names and addresses via DNS in glibc versions
2.2.5 and earlier. Only systems using the 'dns' entry in the 'networks' database
in /etc/nsswitch.conf are vulnerable to this issue. By default, Mandrake Linux
has this database set to 'files' and is not vulnerable. Likewise, a similar bug
is in the glibc-compat packages which provide compatability for programs
compiled against 2.0.x versions of glibc.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.


P.O. Box 827051

Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-7051

Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.