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GNU C Library vulnerabilities

2022-03-0100:00:00
ubuntu.com
209

9.3 High

AI Score

Confidence

Low

0.074 Low

EPSS

Percentile

94.1%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 21.10
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 ESM

Packages

  • glibc - GNU C Library

Details

Jan Engelhardt, Tavis Ormandy, and others discovered that the GNU C Library
iconv feature incorrectly handled certain input sequences. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to hang or crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10228, CVE-2019-25013, CVE-2020-27618,
CVE-2020-29562, CVE-2021-3326)

Jason Royes and Samuel Dytrych discovered that the GNU C Library
incorrectly handled signed comparisons on ARMv7 targets. A remote attacker
could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-6096)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library nscd daemon incorrectly handled
certain netgroup lookups. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2021-27645)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library wordexp function incorrectly
handled certain patterns. An attacker could use this issue to cause the
GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2021-35942)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library realpath function incorrectly
handled return values. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 21.10.
(CVE-2021-3998)

It was discovered that the GNU C library getcwd function incorrectly
handled buffers. An attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C
Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3999)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library sunrpc module incorrectly handled
buffer lengths. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the GNU
C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2022-23218,
CVE-2022-23219)

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