Updating servers cuz of glibc vulnerability

Ghost is a vulnerability in glibc that attackers can use against only a handful of applications right now to remotely run executable code and gain control of a Linux server. The vulnerability is a heap-based buffer overflow and affects all Linux systems, according to experts, and has been present in the glibc code since 2000. […]

Yum update – glibc conflict

This should be resolved now. The problem was that there were both 32 bit and 64 bit packages for glibc. I removed the 32 bit packages with the following: rpm -e –justdb –nodeps glibc.i686 glibc-devel.i386 And then the command that failed previously was able to succeed: yum -y install automake19 gettext libstdc++.x86_64 libpng-devel openssl libpng-dev […]