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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cisco Data Center Network Manager Vendors:   Cisco
(Cisco Issues Advisory for Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager) Glibc getaddrinfo() Stack Overflow Lets Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035083
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035083
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7547   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 23 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Glibc. A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (.ova and .iso installers) is affected.

A remote or local user can send specially crafted data to trigger a stack overflow in the getaddrinfo() function in the glibc DNS client resolver code ('resolv/nss_dns') and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application using the glibc library.

Various applications may be affected, including ssh, sudo, and curl.

Additional information is available at:

https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2016/02/cve-2015-7547-glibc-getaddrinfo-stack.html


Impact:   A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

Cisco has assigned bug ID CSCuy36546 to this vulnerability.

The Cisco advisory is available at:

https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160218-glibc

Vendor URL:  tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20160218-glibc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Windows (2008)

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Feb 16 2016 Glibc getaddrinfo() Stack Overflow Lets Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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