Debian Security Advisory
DLA-494-1 eglibc -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 30 May 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1234, CVE-2016-3075, CVE-2016-3706.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities have been fixed in the Debian GNU C Library, eglibc:
Alexander Cherepanov discovered that the glibc's glob implementation suffered from a stack-based buffer overflow when it was called with the GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC flag and encountered a long file name.
The getnetbyname implementation in nss_dns was susceptible to a stack overflow and a crash if it was invoked on a very long name.
Michael Petlan reported that getaddrinfo copied large amounts of address data to the stack, possibly leading to a stack overflow. This complements the fix for CVE-2013-4458.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-38+deb7u11.
We recommend you to upgrade your eglibc packages.
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