Description: The Linux GNU C Library (glibc) versions prior to 2.18 are vulnerable to remote code execution via a vulnerability in the “gethostbyname” function. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Linux distributions employing glibc-2.18 and later are not affected. This security vulnerability, also known as “GHOST”, has been documented in CVE-2015-0235
February 04, 2015
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