Out-of-Bounds

Affecting glibc package, versions <2.23-0ubuntu10

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NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream glibc package. See Remediation section below for Ubuntu:16.04 relevant versions.

The GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.27 contains an off-by-one error leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in the glob function in glob.c, related to the processing of home directories using the ~ operator followed by a long string.

Remediation

Upgrade Ubuntu:16.04 glibc to version 2.23-0ubuntu10 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

9.8
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-15670
CWE
CWE-119
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1604-GLIBC-356566
Disclosed
20 Oct, 2017
Published
20 Oct, 2017