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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Glibc Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
GNU Glibc ELF Header Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024044
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024044
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0830   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 27 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.11.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Glibc. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The GNU C library does not properly validate certain ELF program headers. A remote user can create a specially crafted ELF file that, when verified by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Dan Rosenberg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when verified by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commitdiff;h=db07e962b6ea963dbb345439f6ab9b0cf74d87c5

Vendor URL:  www.gnu.org/software/libc/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 14 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNU Glibc ELF Header Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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