USN-2485-1: GNU C Library vulnerability

27 January 2015

The GNU C Library could be made to crash or run programs.

Releases

Packages

  • eglibc - GNU C Library

Details

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the gethostbyname
and gethostbyname2 functions in the GNU C Library. An attacker could
use this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause an application crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.