Upstream information

CVE-2015-5277 at MITRE

Description

The get_contents function in nss_files/files-XXX.c in the Name Service Switch (NSS) in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.20 might allow local users to cause a denial of service (heap corruption) or gain privileges via a long line in the NSS files database.

SUSE information

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

This issue is currently not rated by SUSE as it is not affecting the SUSE Enterprise products.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 945830 [RESOLVED / DUPLICATE]

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