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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2018-19591: GNU C Library: Arbitrary descriptor allocation

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) December 04, 2018 March 14, 2019 March 14, 2019

Description

In the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) through 2.28, attempting to resolve a crafted hostname via getaddrinfo() leads to the allocation of a socket descriptor that is not closed. This is related to the if_nametoindex() function.

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References

Solution

gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-libs-glibc