CVE-2015-5180

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-08-07
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1249603: CVE-2015-5180 glibc: DNS resolver NULL pointer dereference with crafted record type

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

res_query in libresolv in glibc before 2.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and process crash).

Find out more about CVE-2015-5180 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 7 (glibc) RHSA-2018:0805 2018-04-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 glibc Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 glibc Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 glibc Not affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer (Red Hat Product Security).

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