[USN-2900-1] GNU C Library vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Feb 16 22:18:38 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2900-1
February 16, 2016
eglibc, glibc vulnerability
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
GNU C Library could be made to crash or run programs if it received
specially crafted network traffic.
- glibc: GNU C Library
- eglibc: GNU C Library
It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled receiving
responses while performing DNS resolution. A remote attacker could use this
issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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