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USN-2306-1: GNU C Library vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/29/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/08/2014
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen function in glibc before 2.20 does not copy its path argument in accordance with the POSIX specification, which allows context-dependent attackers to trigger use-after-free vulnerabilities.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc6

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