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Age in Days
CVSS Score
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Risk Level

2946


7.2

30 Days

High

 

This vulnerability is 8 years 0 months and 24 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

 

Vulnerability Description

Tavis Ormandy discovered multiple flaws in the GNU C Library's handling of the LD_AUDIT environment variable when running a privileged binary. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3847, CVE-2010-3856).

 

Solution

Update the affected packages.

 

Further Information


 

CVE References

CVE-2010-3847 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2010-3856 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2011-0536 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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