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CVE-2013-4237

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Overview

sysdeps/posix/readdir_r.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.18 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) NTFS or (2) CIFS image.

Related Files

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201503-04
Posted Mar 9, 2015
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201503-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNU C Library, the worst of which allowing a local attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service. Versions less than 2.19-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406, CVE-2012-3480, CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-4458, CVE-2013-4788, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2015-0235
MD5 | f85fc2ac92288c38034eb6f805166308
Slackware Security Advisory - glibc Updates
Posted Oct 24, 2014
Authored by Slackware Security Team | Site slackware.com

Slackware Security Advisory - New glibc packages are available for Slackware 14.1 and -current to fix security issues.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, slackware
advisories | CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4458, CVE-2013-4788, CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-4043, CVE-2014-5119, CVE-2014-6040
MD5 | cb4f932fa481526a80b99676e459f3f5
Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1391-02
Posted Oct 14, 2014
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1391-02 - The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries, POSIX thread libraries, standard math libraries, and the Name Server Caching Daemon used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly. An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way the glibc's readdir_r() function handled file system entries longer than the NAME_MAX character constant. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted NTFS or CIFS file system that, when processed by an application using readdir_r(), would cause that application to crash or, potentially, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, redhat, osx
advisories | CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4458
MD5 | 16b6365b91ce933d51c00f237560678d
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-283
Posted Nov 25, 2013
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-283 - Updated glibc packages fix multiple security issues. Integer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. Stack-based buffer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string that triggers a malloc failure and use of the alloca function. pt_chown in GNU C Library before 2.18 does not properly check permissions for tty files, which allows local users to change the permission on the files and obtain access to arbitrary pseudo-terminals by leveraging a FUSE file system. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-4458, CVE-2013-4788
MD5 | 00c15430c48c02c8fc0e9a33edb3e18e
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1991-1
Posted Oct 21, 2013
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1991-1 - It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the strcoll() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled multibyte characters in the regular expression matcher. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled large numbers of domain conversion results in the getaddrinfo() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2012-4412, CVE-2012-4424, CVE-2013-0242, CVE-2013-1914, CVE-2013-4237, CVE-2013-4332
MD5 | 365ebfbdc4def168caafcf58faea1dd9
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