CVE-2017-15670

NameCVE-2017-15670
DescriptionThe GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.27 contains an off-by-one error leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in the glob function in glob.c, related to the processing of home directories using the ~ operator followed by a long string.
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 severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs879501

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
glibc (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.19-18+deb8u10vulnerable
stretch2.24-11+deb9u3vulnerable
stretch (security)2.24-11+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid2.27-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
eglibcsource(unstable)(unfixed)low
glibcsource(unstable)2.25-3low879501
glibcsourceexperimental2.26-0experimental0high

Notes

[stretch] - glibc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - glibc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - eglibc <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22320
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=c369d66e5426a30e4725b100d5cd28e372754f90 (master)
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=a76376df7c07e577a9515c3faa5dbd50bda5da07 (release/2.26/master)

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