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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for glibc (ALAS-2016-660) (CVE-2015-5229)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for glibc (ALAS-2016-660) (CVE-2015-5229)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/11/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/11/2016
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The calloc function in the glibc package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 and 7.2 does not properly initialize memory areas, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (hang or crash) via unspecified vectors.

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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