CVE-2015-8982

Published: 31 December 2015

Integer overflow in the strxfrm function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled the strxfrm() function. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.1

Status

Package Release Status
eglibc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (2.19-0ubuntu6.10)
glibc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.21)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(2.23-0ubuntu3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist