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Category:   OS (Other)  >   HPE NonStop Server Vendors:   HPE
(HPE Issues Fix for HPE NonStop Virtual TapeServer) Glibc getaddrinfo() Stack Overflow Lets Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035503
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035503
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7547   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 7 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Glibc. A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. HPE NonStop Virtual TapeServer 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:   HPE has issued a fix for CVE-2015-7547 for HPE NonStop Virtual TapeServer (T0868V04^ABC).

The HPE advisory is available at:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05073516

Vendor URL:  h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05073516 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 16 2016 Glibc getaddrinfo() Stack Overflow Lets Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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