A non-standard system configuration ("networks: file dns" in /etc/nsswitch.conf) and possibly a DNS spoofing attack is required to exploit this flaw.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (glibc)||RHSA-2018:0805||2018-04-10|
Affected Packages State
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||glibc||Will not fix|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||glibc||Will not fix|
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