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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2013-4788

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/04/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/12/2013
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The PTR_MANGLE implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.4, 2.17, and earlier, and Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) does not initialize the random value for the pointer guard, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to control execution flow by leveraging a buffer-overflow vulnerability in an application and using the known zero value pointer guard to calculate a pointer address.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-glibc
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-devel
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-devel-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-html
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-i18ndata
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-info
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale-x86
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-profile
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-profile-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-profile-x86
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-x86
  • suse-upgrade-nscd
  • suse-upgrade-sle-sdk-release

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