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ELSA-2015-2172 Important: Oracle Linux glibc security update

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ELSA-2015-2172 Important: Oracle Linux glibc security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/25/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2015
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

The get_contents function in nss_files/files-XXX.c in the Name Service Switch (NSS) in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.20 might allow local users to cause a denial of service (heap corruption) or gain privileges via a long line in the NSS files database.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-glibc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-glibc-common
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-glibc-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-glibc-headers
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-glibc-static
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-glibc-utils
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-nscd

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