The glibc packages provide the standard C libraries (libc), POSIX thread libraries (libpthread), standard math libraries (libm), and the Name Server Caching Daemon (nscd) used by multiple programs on the system. Without these libraries, the Linux system cannot function correctly.
A heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's __nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote attacker able to make an application call either of these functions could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2015-0235 to this issue.
More information about this vulnerability can be found in the security advisory issued by Red Hat:
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya CMS||R17 through R17 R4||Medium||Upgrade to R17 R5 or later or R18 or later.|
|Avaya Breeze™ Platform||2.x, 3.0 through 3.0 SP3||Medium||Upgrade to 3.0 SP4 or later.|
|Avaya Aura® Conferencing||8.0 through 8.0 SP4||Medium||Upgrade to 8.0 SP5 or later.|
|Avaya Aura® Experience Portal||6.x, 7.x||Medium||For 6.x, upgrade to 6.0.3 and install security update 2016-04 or later.
For 7.x, upgrade to 7.0.2 and install security update 2015-10 or later.
|Avaya IP Office Server Edition||8.1, 9.0 through 9.1.3||Medium||Upgrade to 9.1.4 or later.|
|Avaya IP Office Application Server||9.0 through 9.1.3||Medium||Upgrade to 9.1.4 or later.|
|Avaya one-X® Client Enablement Services||6.2 through 6.2 SP3||Medium||Upgrade to 6.2 SP4 or later.|
|Avaya Aura® Session Manager||6.3 through 6.3.12||Medium||Upgrade to 6.3.13 or later.|
|Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise||6.3 through 6.3 SP1||Medium||Upgrade to 6.3SP2 or later.|
Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends following networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but the System Product operating system or application should not be modified unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.
When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:
||The risk is rated Medium for all listed products because the exploit would require local account access. Remote attack may not be possible, because either the DNS server is not running or the products sanitize the input and provide name resolution to trusted hosts only within the enterprise. Additionally, the known affected programs or utilities are not used or additional protection mechanisms are in place that may further mitigate the risk from this exploit.|
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendor's guidance.
|Avaya Aura® Experience Portal||Depending on the Operating System installed, the affected package may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the EP application.|
Recommended Actions for Software-Only Products:
In the event that the affected package is installed, Avaya recommends following recommended actions supplied by Red Hat regarding their Enterprise Linux.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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