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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Fusion Middleware Vendors:   Oracle
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Exalogic Infrastructure) Glibc getaddrinfo() Stack Overflow Lets Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035616
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035616
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7547   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 20 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  
Version(s): Oracle Exalogic Infrastructure 1.0, 2.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Glibc. A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. Oracle Exalogic Infrastructure 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:   Oracle has issued a fix for CVE-2015-7547 for Oracle Fusion Middleware/Oracle Exalogic Infrastructure as part of the April 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2016v3-2985753.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuapr2016v3-2985753.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

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