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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-3706): GNU C Library regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-3706): GNU C Library regression

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/10/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/21/2017
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function in sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors involving hostent conversion. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-4458.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc6

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