CVE-2015-5229

NameCVE-2015-5229
DescriptionThe calloc function in the glibc package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 and 7.2 does not properly initialize memory areas, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (hang or crash) via unspecified vectors.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
glibc (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.19-18+deb8u10fixed
stretch2.24-11+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)2.24-11+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.27-5fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
eglibcsource(unstable)(not affected)
glibcsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- glibc <not-affected> (RHEL-specific backport)
- eglibc <not-affected> (RHEL-specific backport)

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