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CVE-2015-1781

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Overview

Buffer overflow in the gethostbyname_r and other unspecified NSS functions in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.22 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted DNS response, which triggers a call with a misaligned buffer.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2985-2
Posted May 26, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2985-2 - USN-2985-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. The fix for CVE-2014-9761 introduced a regression which affected applications that use the libm library but were not fully restarted after the upgrade. This update removes the fix for CVE-2014-9761 and a future update will be provided to address this issue. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8121, CVE-2014-9761, CVE-2015-1781, CVE-2015-5277, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2015-8777, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8779, CVE-2016-3075
MD5 | bc09346c98299cdd5f4ba8c06147a6da
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201602-02
Posted Feb 17, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201602-2 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the GNU C library, the worst allowing for remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.21-r2 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-5119, CVE-2014-6040, CVE-2014-7817, CVE-2014-8121, CVE-2014-9402, CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1781, CVE-2015-7547, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8779
MD5 | 4ae3105bd8ed710ad3f2ffe994f6efdc
Debian Security Advisory 3480-1
Posted Feb 16, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3480-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been fixed in the GNU C Library, eglibc.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2014-8121, CVE-2015-1781, CVE-2015-7547, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2015-8777, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8779
MD5 | 83aa6b02df0a111f7a201c0d5e2cb54e
Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2589-01
Posted Dec 9, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2589-01 - 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. It was discovered that the nss_files backend for the Name Service Switch in glibc would return incorrect data to applications or corrupt the heap. A local attacker could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the system. It was discovered that, under certain circumstances, glibc's getaddrinfo() function would send DNS queries to random file descriptors. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to send DNS queries to unintended recipients, resulting in information disclosure or data loss due to the application encountering corrupted data.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, info disclosure
systems | linux, redhat, osx
advisories | CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1473, CVE-2015-1781, CVE-2015-5277
MD5 | 19cba1476d7eb01430fcb1c63abd9f4d
Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2199-07
Posted Nov 20, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-2199-07 - 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. It was discovered that, under certain circumstances, glibc's getaddrinfo() function would send DNS queries to random file descriptors. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to send DNS queries to unintended recipients, resulting in information disclosure or data loss due to the application encountering corrupted data.

tags | advisory, info disclosure
systems | linux, redhat, osx
advisories | CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2015-1472, CVE-2015-1473, CVE-2015-1781
MD5 | 172d662a824a537a6efe1d8c277fd6e6
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2985-1
Posted May 26, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2985-1 - Martin Carpenter discovered that pt_chown in the GNU C Library did not properly check permissions for tty files. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative privileges or expose sensitive information. Robin Hack discovered that the Name Service Switch (NSS) implementation in the GNU C Library did not properly manage its file descriptors. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2013-2207, CVE-2014-8121, CVE-2014-9761, CVE-2015-1781, CVE-2015-5277, CVE-2015-8776, CVE-2015-8777, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2015-8779, CVE-2016-2856, CVE-2016-3075
MD5 | 3f2df4217b9adccdba110c883117f6d0
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-218
Posted Apr 30, 2015
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-218 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in glibc. It was discovered that, under certain circumstances, glibc's getaddrinfo() function would send DNS queries to random file descriptors. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to send DNS queries to unintended recipients, resulting in information disclosure or data loss due to the application encountering corrupted data. Various other issues were also addressed. The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.

tags | advisory, vulnerability, info disclosure
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2015-1781
MD5 | c95bdedb4deae2a0fd6219325feb08e4
Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-0863-01
Posted Apr 21, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-0863-01 - 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. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way glibc's gethostbyname_r() and other related functions computed the size of a buffer when passed a misaligned buffer as input. An attacker able to make an application call any of these functions with a misaligned buffer could use this flaw to crash the application or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, redhat, osx
advisories | CVE-2013-7423, CVE-2015-1781
MD5 | 098773f452a18507c58bae21cb8e7442
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