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The malloc implementation in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6), from version 2.24 to 2.26 on powerpc, and only in version 2.26 on i386, did not properly handle malloc calls with arguments close to SIZE_MAX and could return a pointer to a heap region that is smaller than requested, eventually leading to heap corruption.

Priority: High
CVSS v3: 9.8
Publish Date: Feb 2, 2018
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: Critical
Modified Date: Feb 22, 2018

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Linux 7 SCP Not Vulnerable -- -- --
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