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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201804-02

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201804-02
Posted Apr 3, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201804-2 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in glibc, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.25-r11 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-14062, CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2017-15671, CVE-2017-15804, CVE-2017-16997, CVE-2018-1000001, CVE-2018-6485, CVE-2018-6551
MD5 | 481acc65ed3ebadae7cda90c8160770f

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201804-02

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Severity: Normal
Title: glibc: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 04, 2018
Bugs: #632556, #634920, #635118, #641644, #644278, #646490, #646492
ID: 201804-02

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in glibc, the worst of which
could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

glibc is a package that contains the GNU C library.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-libs/glibc < 2.25-r11 >= 2.25-r11

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in glibc. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges,
cause a Denial of Service condition, or have other unspecified impacts.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All glibc users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/glibc-2.25-r11"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-14062
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14062
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-15670
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15670
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-15671
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15671
[ 4 ] CVE-2017-15804
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15804
[ 5 ] CVE-2017-16997
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-16997
[ 6 ] CVE-2018-1000001
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1000001
[ 7 ] CVE-2018-6485
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6485
[ 8 ] CVE-2018-6551
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6551

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201804-02

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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