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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2015-8779: Security patch for glibc (ALAS-2017-877)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2015-8779: Security patch for glibc (ALAS-2017-877)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/19/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/01/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long catalog name.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-glibc

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