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LIN5-22777 : Security Advisory - libevent - CVE-2016-10197

Created: Mar 28, 2017    Updated: May 29, 2018
Resolved Date: May 18, 2017
Found In Version: 5.0.1.39
Fix Version: 5.0.1.40
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Userspace

Description

The search_make_new function in evdns.c in libevent before 2.1.6-beta allows attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via an empty hostname.

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-10197

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