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CVE-2015-8779

Published: 19 April 2016

Stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long catalog name.

From the Ubuntu security team

Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the catopen function in the GNU C Library when handling long catalog names. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
eglibc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (2.15-0ubuntu10.14)
trusty
Released (2.19-0ubuntu6.8)
upstream Needed

vivid Does not exist

wily Does not exist

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

glibc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needed

vivid Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
wily
Released (2.21-0ubuntu4.2)
xenial Not vulnerable
(2.23-0ubuntu1)
yakkety Not vulnerable
(2.23-0ubuntu1)
zesty Not vulnerable
(2.23-0ubuntu1)