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Security update for glibc


(Last modified: 25NOV2004)

solutions Security update for glibc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (cdecd984b302ccff11f93eddbf4e1578)

Applies to

Package: glibc
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries

Release: 20041125
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This update fixes an old buffer overflow in the resolver functions of glibc.
An attacker can send malformated DNS packets from a DNS server to trigger the
bug in the function getnetbyname(), and getnetbyaddr() to execute arbitrary
code remotely. CAN-2002-0029


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh glibc.rpm glibc-devel.rpm glibc-locale.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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