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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for glibc (ALAS-2012-120) (CVE-2012-3480)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for glibc (ALAS-2012-120) (CVE-2012-3480)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/25/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/28/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) strtod, (2) strtof, (3) strtold, (4) strtod_l, and other unspecified "related functions" in stdlib in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.16 allow local users to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-common
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-debuginfo-common
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-headers
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-static
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-utils
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nscd

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-common
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-debuginfo-common
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-headers
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-static
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc-utils
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nscd

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