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CVE-2015-1472

Published: 05 February 2015

The ADDW macro in stdio-common/vfscanf.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 does not properly consider data-type size during memory allocation, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long line containing wide characters that are improperly handled in a wscanf call.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
eglibc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (2.19-0ubuntu6.6)
glibc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Patches:
Upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=5bd80bfe9ca0d955bfbbc002781bc7b01b6bcb06