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ELSA-2015-2199 Moderate: Oracle Linux glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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ELSA-2015-2199 Moderate: Oracle Linux glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/08/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/26/2015
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

The ADDW macro in stdio-common/vfscanf.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 does not properly consider data-type size during memory allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long line containing wide characters that are improperly handled in a wscanf call.

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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