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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-5180: c-ares: Heap-based buffer overflow

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-5180: c-ares: Heap-based buffer overflow

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/03/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
05/09/2019

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-dns-c-ares

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