[USN-2328-1] GNU C Library vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Fri Aug 29 02:08:53 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2328-1
August 29, 2014

eglibc vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Certain applications could be made to crash or run programs as an

Software Description:
- eglibc: GNU C Library


Tavis Ormandy and John Haxby discovered that the GNU C Library contained an
off-by-one error when performing transliteration module loading. A local
attacker could exploit this to gain administrative privileges.

USN-2306-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the security update for CVE-2014-0475 caused a
regression with localplt on PowerPC. This update fixes the problem. We
apologize for the inconvenience.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libc6                           2.19-0ubuntu6.3

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libc6                           2.15-0ubuntu10.7

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  libc6                           2.11.1-0ubuntu7.16

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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