Debian: DSA-3012-1: eglibc security update

    Date27 Aug 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Tavis Ormandy discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the transliteration module loading code in eglibc, Debian's version of the GNU C Library. As a result, an attacker who can supply a crafted destination character set argument to iconv-related character
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3012-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    August 27, 2014                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : eglibc
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-5119
    
    Tavis Ormandy discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the
    transliteration module loading code in eglibc, Debian's version of the
    GNU C Library.  As a result, an attacker who can supply a crafted
    destination character set argument to iconv-related character
    conversation functions could achieve arbitrary code execution.
    
    This update removes support of loadable gconv transliteration modules.
    Besides the security vulnerability, the module loading code had
    functionality defects which prevented it from working for the intended
    purpose.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.13-38+deb7u4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your eglibc packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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