Upstream information

CVE-2015-5229 at MITRE


The calloc function in the glibc package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 and 7.2 does not properly initialize memory areas, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (hang or crash) via unspecified vectors.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 5 4
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low High
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None Partial
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact Partial Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue was in a Redhat specific glibc patch and so does not affect SUSE or openSUSE.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 943015 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

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