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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-5417): GNU C Library regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-5417): GNU C Library regression

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
02/16/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/21/2017
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

Memory leak in the __res_vinit function in the IPv6 name server management code in libresolv in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.24 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging partial initialization of internal resolver data structures.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libc6

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