glibc: Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Users of glibc please be advised of a Privilege Escalation vulnerability that has been identified.
To view this vulnerability, possible remedies, and others please check out the Security Advisories at Critical Watch (

MDVSA-2010:212: [MDVSA-2010:212] glibc – Privilege Escalation Issue
Problem Description:

A vulnerability in the GNU C library (glibc) was discovered which

could escalate the privilegies for local users (CVE-2010-3856).

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