Moderate CentOS glibc Update

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glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.src.rpm, glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm, glibc-common-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, glibc-common-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm, glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm, glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm, glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm, glibc-utils-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, glibc-utils-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm, nscd-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm, nscd-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2012-08-27
2017-07-27 20:03
2017-07-27 19:03
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10

Description


Updated glibc packages that fix multiple security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

The glibc packages provide the standard C and standard math libraries used
by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux
system cannot function properly.

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to stack-based buffer overflows,
were found in glibc's functions for converting a string to a numeric
representation (strtod(), strtof(), and strtold()). If an application used
such a function on attacker controlled input, it could cause the
application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-3480)

All users of glibc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct these issues.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
6 glibc glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
glibc glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.src.rpm
glibc glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-common glibc-common-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
glibc-common glibc-common-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-devel glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
glibc-devel glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-headers glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
glibc-headers glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-static glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
glibc-static glibc-static-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
glibc-utils glibc-utils-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
glibc-utils glibc-utils-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm
nscd nscd-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.i686.rpm
nscd nscd-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm