CVE-2015-8778

Priority
Description
Integer overflow in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23
allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via the size
argument to the __hcreate_r function, which triggers out-of-bounds
heap-memory access.
Ubuntu-Description
Szabolcs Nagy discovered that the hcreate functions in the GNU
C Library did not properly check its size argument, leading to an
integer overflow. An attacker could use to cause a denial of service
(application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Notes
Package
Upstream:needed
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):released (2.15-0ubuntu10.14)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):released (2.19-0ubuntu6.8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Package
Source: glibc (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:needed
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (2.23-0ubuntu1)
Patches:
Upstream:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=2f5c1750558fe64bac361f52d6827ab1bcfe52bc
More Information

Updated: 2020-07-28 19:55:46 UTC (commit d26b6ca9f5b3adb89bb036ce73ae7dab894935ec)