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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2014-9761): GNU C Library regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2014-9761): GNU C Library regression

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/19/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/27/2016
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long argument to the (1) nan, (2) nanf, or (3) nanl function.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc-bin
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc6
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc6-dev

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