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LIN6-9860 : Security Advisory - glibc - CVE-2015-1781

Created: May 4, 2015    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: May 6, 2015
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Toolchain



A vulnerability has been discovered in the glibc library on Linux systems. It allows a remote malicious person to conduct harmful actions or to crash an application that uses a vulnerable version of the glibc library.

Technical information :

This vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow in the "gethostbyname_r()" function and other related functions of glibc. It allows a remote attacker, trough a specially crafted input parameter, to crash the application using the vulnerable glibc library, or to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a user running a vulnerable application.


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