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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2014-8121: GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2014-8121: GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/27/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

DB_LOOKUP in nss_files/files-XXX.c in the Name Service Switch (NSS) in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.21 and earlier does not properly check if a file is open, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by performing a look-up on a database while iterating over it, which triggers the file pointer to be reset.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-libs-glibc

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