CVE-2015-8982

NameCVE-2015-8982
DescriptionInteger overflow in the strxfrm function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.21 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs803927

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
eglibc (PTS)wheezy2.13-38+deb7u10fixed
wheezy (security)2.13-38+deb7u11fixed
glibc (PTS)jessie2.19-18+deb8u9fixed
jessie (security)2.19-18+deb8u3fixed
stretch, sid2.24-10fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
eglibcsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium
eglibcsourcesqueeze2.11.3-4+deb6u8medium
eglibcsourcewheezy2.13-38+deb7u9medium
glibcsource(unstable)2.21-1medium803927
glibcsourcejessie2.19-18+deb8u2medium

Notes

workaround entry for DLA-350-1 until/if CVE assigned
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16009
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=0f9e585480ed
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/09/08/2

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