Cisco Bug: CSCus69494 - Evaluation of glibc GHOST vulnerability - CVE-2015-0235
Jan 30, 2016
- Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module Software
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Symptom: 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: http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20150128-ghost This bug has been opened to address the potential impact on this product. Conditions: Default configuration is vulnerable locally. However, our restricted shell mitigates this. Remote attack vector is small. From NAM 6.2 onward we have updated glibc to eliminate it completely. Patching older versions of NAM is considered too risky.
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