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(HP Issues Fix for HPE Helion CloudSystem) Glibc getaddrinfo() Stack Overflow Lets Remote or Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035688
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7547   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 26 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): 8.1.2 , 9.0.0, 9.0.1; and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Glibc. A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. HPE Helion CloudSystem 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:

Impact:   A remote or local user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for HPE Helion CloudSystem (9.0.2).

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (HP/UX)

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

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] HPSBGN03582 rev.1 - HPE Helion CloudSystem using glibc, Remote Code Execution, Denial of Service (DoS)

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Document ID: c05098877
Version: 1

HPSBGN03582 rev.1 - HPE Helion CloudSystem using glibc, Remote Code
Execution, Denial of Service (DoS)

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-04-25
Last Updated: 2016-04-25

Potential Security Impact: Remote Code Execution, Denial of Service (DoS)

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Product Security Response Team

HPE Helion CloudSystem addressed stack based buffer overflows in glibc's
implementation of getaddrinfo(). These vulnerabilities could be remotely
exploited to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) or allow execution of arbitrary
code on the host with the permissions of a user running glibc library.



SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HPE Helion CloudSystem All versions less than and including 8.1.2 , 9.0.0 and


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics
  Reference              Base Vector             Base Score
CVE-2015-7547    (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)       6.8
             Information on CVSS is documented
            in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


      HPE has provided the following software update to resolve the
vulnerability in HPE Helion CloudSystem

      HPE Helion CloudSystem v9.0.2 is available at the following Software
Depot download location:

      Customers requiring the v8.1.3 update should contact HPE Helion
Professional Services via existing support channels to assist with the

Version:1 (rev.1) - 25 April 2016 Initial release

      Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to
be installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software
products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management

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Version: GnuPG v1


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