CVE Details

Release Date:2015-01-27


A heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's __nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote attacker able to make an application call either of these functions could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

See more information about CVE-2015-0235 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 6.8 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle VM version 2.2 (glibc)OVMSA-2015-00232015-01-29
Oracle VM version 2.2 (glibc)OVMSA-2015-00242015-01-29
Oracle Enterprise Linux version 4 (glibc)ELSA-2015-01012015-01-29
Oracle Linux version 5 (glibc)ELSA-2015-00902015-01-27
Oracle Linux version 6 (glibc)ELSA-2015-00922015-01-27
Oracle Linux version 7 (glibc)ELSA-2015-00922015-01-27
Oracle VM version 3.2 (glibc)OVMSA-2015-00232015-01-29
Oracle VM version 3.2 (glibc)OVMSA-2015-00242015-01-29
Oracle VM version 3.3 (glibc)OVMSA-2015-00222015-01-29

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