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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2015-8982): GNU C Library regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2015-8982): GNU C Library regression

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/15/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/21/2017
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

Integer overflow in the strxfrm function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc6

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