Ubuntu 2485-1: GNU C Library vulnerability

    Date27 Jan 2015
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The GNU C Library could be made to crash or run programs.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2485-1
    January 27, 2015
    eglibc vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    The GNU C Library could be made to crash or run programs.
    Software Description:
    - eglibc: GNU C Library
    It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the gethostbyname
    and gethostbyname2 functions in the GNU C Library. An attacker could
    use this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause an application crash,
    resulting in a denial of service.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libc6                           2.15-0ubuntu10.10
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libc6                           2.11.1-0ubuntu7.20
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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