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SUSE: CVE-2015-1473: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/08/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/09/2016
Modified
02/04/2022

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 a risk-management decision for use of the alloca function, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation violation) or overwrite memory locations beyond the stack boundary via a long line containing wide characters that are improperly handled in a wscanf call.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-glibc
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-devel
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-devel-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-devel-static
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-extra
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-html
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-i18ndata
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-info
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-lang
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale-base
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-locale-base-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-profile
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-profile-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-glibc-utils
  • suse-upgrade-nscd

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