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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3142-1 (eglibc - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

7 months ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities have been fixed in eglibc, Debian's version of the GNU C library: CVE-2015-0235 Qualys discovered that the gethostbyname and gethostbyname2 functions were subject to a buffer overflow if provided with a crafted IP address argument. This could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code in processes which called the affected functions. The original glibc bug was reported by Peter Klotz. CVE-2014-7817 Tim Waugh of Red Hat discovered that the WRDE_NOCMD option of the wordexp function did not suppress command execution in all cases. This allows a context-dependent attacker to execute shell commands. CVE-2012-6656 CVE-2014-6040 The charset conversion code for certain IBM multi-byte code pages could perform an out-of-bounds array access, causing the process to crash. In some scenarios, this allows a remote attacker to cause a persistent denial of service.

Affected Software

Affected Software

eglibc on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.13-38+deb7u7. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution (sid), the CVE-2015-0235 issue has been fixed in version 2.18-1 of the glibc package. We recommend that you upgrade your eglibc packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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sudo snap install multipass

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multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

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1. If you don’t have it already, install Brew. Then, to install Multipass simply execute:

brew install --cask multipass

2. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

2. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash

1. Download the installer for Windows

Note: You need Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise/Education v 1803 or later, or any Windows 10 with VirtualBox

2. Ensure your network is private

Make sure your local network is designated as private, otherwise Windows prevents Multipass from starting.

3. Run the installer

You need to allow the installer to gain Administrator privileges.

4. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04

5. Log into the multipass instance

multipass shell mageni

6. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash