glibc: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201804-02

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in glibc, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

sys-libs/glibc on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.25-r11
Unaffected versions >= 2.25-r11

Background

glibc is a package that contains the GNU C library.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in glibc. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges, cause a Denial of Service condition, or have other unspecified impacts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All glibc users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/glibc-2.25-r11"
 

References

Release Date
April 04, 2018

Latest Revision
April 04, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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