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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2018-6551: glibc: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2018-6551: glibc: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/02/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/05/2018
Modified
04/05/2018

Description

The malloc implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6), from version 2.24 to 2.26 on powerpc, and only in version 2.26 on i386, did not properly handle malloc calls with arguments close to SIZE_MAX and could return a pointer to a heap region that is smaller than requested, eventually leading to heap corruption.

Solution(s)

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

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