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ELSA-2013-1500 Moderate: Oracle Linux gc security update

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ELSA-2013-1500 Moderate: Oracle Linux gc security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/25/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/07/2013
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) GC_generic_malloc and (2) calloc functions in malloc.c, and the (3) GC_generic_malloc_ignore_off_page function in mallocx.c in Boehm-Demers-Weiser GC (libgc) before 7.2 make it easier for context-dependent attackers to perform memory-related attacks such as buffer overflows via a large size value, which causes less memory to be allocated than expected.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-gc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-gc-devel

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