GNU C Library: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201706-19

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the GNU C Library, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

sys-libs/glibc on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.23-r4
Unaffected versions >= 2.23-r4

Background

The GNU C library is the standard C library used by Gentoo Linux systems.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU C Library. Please review the CVE identifiers and Qualys’ security advisory referenced below for details.

Impact

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, escalate privileges or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU C Library users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/glibc-2.23-r4"
 

References

Release Date
June 20, 2017

Latest Revision
June 20, 2017: 2

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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