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VMSA-2016-0002: Stack buffer overflow in the glibc getaddrinfo function (CVE-2015-7547)

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VMSA-2016-0002: Stack buffer overflow in the glibc getaddrinfo function (CVE-2015-7547)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/18/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2016
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the (1) send_dg and (2) send_vc functions in the libresolv library in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted DNS response that triggers a call to the getaddrinfo function with the AF_UNSPEC or AF_INET6 address family, related to performing "dual A/AAAA DNS queries" and the libnss_dns.so.2 NSS module.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esxi55-upgrade-3568722
  • vmware-esxi60-upgrade-3568940

References

  • vmware-esxi55-upgrade-3568722
  • vmware-esxi60-upgrade-3568940

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