Intrusion Prevention

Glibc.Gethostbyname.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in GNU C Library (glibc).
The vulnerability is caused by an error in gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function call. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable systems.

Affected Products

GNU C Library (glibc) versions prior to 2.18

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attacker can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the web site..
http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/

CVE References

CVE-2015-0235