Public Date:
947882: CVE-2013-1914 glibc: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when processing entry mapping to long list of address structures
It was found that getaddrinfo() did not limit the amount of stack memory used during name resolution. An attacker able to make an application resolve an attacker-controlled hostname or IP address could possibly cause the application to exhaust all stack memory and crash.

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CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (glibc) RHSA-2013:0769 2013-04-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (glibc) RHSA-2013:1605 2013-11-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 glibc Not affected