GHOST Vulnerability Effecting GLIBC

Background Information GHOST is a ‘buffer overflow’ bug affecting the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls in the glibc library. This vulnerability allows a remote attacker that is able to make an application call to either of these functions to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. Impact The gethostbyname() function calls are used for DNS resolving, …

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