USN-2485-1: GNU C Library vulnerability
27 January 2015
The GNU C Library could be made to crash or run programs.
- eglibc - GNU C Library
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.