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Cisco Bug: CSCus68826 - ACS 5 is vulnerable to CVE-2015-0235

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Mar 01, 2018

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  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server Solution Engine

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On January 27, 2015, a buffer overflow vulnerability in the GNU C library (glibc) was publicly announced. This vulnerability is related to the various gethostbyname functions included in glibc and affect applications that call these functions. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from an exploited system or, in some instances, perform remote code execution with the privileges of the application being exploited. This vulnerability is documented in CVE-2015-0235.

A Cisco Security Advisory has been published to document this vulnerability at:

This bug has been opened to address the potential impact on this product.

All versions of ACS 5 are impacted by this vulnerability including latest releases ACS 5.5 & ACS 5.6.

Exposure is not configuration dependent.

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Ghost Vulnerability patching confusion
Hi all,   We are currently running ACS v5.4 and were looking to go to patch 7 initially to combat shellshock.   Then GHOST came along so we waited for Cisco's advisory on the best version to go to.   This has now come out and the advisory is less than helpful!!! -<key>CSCus68826</key>   On one habd it seems to say 5.4 is good and on the other that all versions are vulnerable!   Can anybody clarify what patch/version we need to negate the vulnerability please :)   Document ...
Latest activity: Mar 25, 2015
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