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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-5180: c-ares Single byte out of buffer write Vulnerability

  • Severity: 8
  • Published: October 03, 2016

Heap-based buffer overflow in the ares_create_query function in c-ares 1.x before 1.12.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a hostname with an escaped trailing dot.