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Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201605-20
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Severity: Medium
Date    : 2016-05-13
CVE-ID  : CVE-2016-1234 CVE-2016-3706
Package : lib32-glibc
Type    : multiple issues
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CVE

Summary
======
The package lib32-glibc before version 2.23-4 is vulnerable to denial of
service and possibly arbitrary code execution.

Resolution
=========
Upgrade to 2.23-4.

# pacman -Syu "lib32-glibc>=2.23-4"

The problems have been fixed upstream but no release is available yet.

Workaround
=========
None.

Description
==========
- CVE-2016-1234 (arbitrary code execution)

It was found that glob implementation in glibc does not correctly
handle overlong names in struct dirent buffers when GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC is
used, causing a large stack-based buffer overflow with controlled length
and content.

- CVE-2016-3706 (denial of service)

A stack (frame) overflow flaw, which could lead to a denial of service
(application crash), was found in the way glibc's getaddrinfo()
function processed certain requests when called with AF_INET or
AF_INET6.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker is able to perform a denial of service attack via a
vulnerability in the getaddrinfo() function.
Furthermore a local attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code via a
buffer overflow when GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC is used.

References
=========
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1234
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3706
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=19779
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20010

ArchLinux: 201605-20: lib32-glibc: multiple issues

May 13, 2016

Summary

- CVE-2016-1234 (arbitrary code execution) It was found that glob implementation in glibc does not correctly handle overlong names in struct dirent buffers when GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC is used, causing a large stack-based buffer overflow with controlled length and content.
- CVE-2016-3706 (denial of service)
A stack (frame) overflow flaw, which could lead to a denial of service (application crash), was found in the way glibc's getaddrinfo() function processed certain requests when called with AF_INET or AF_INET6.

Resolution

Upgrade to 2.23-4. # pacman -Syu "lib32-glibc>=2.23-4"
The problems have been fixed upstream but no release is available yet.

References

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1234 https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-3706 https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=19779 https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20010

Severity
Package : lib32-glibc
Type : multiple issues
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/CVE

Workaround

None.

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