Heap-based buffer overflow in the __nss_hostname_digits_dots function in glibc 2.2, and other 2.x versions before 2.18, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the (1) gethostbyname or (2) gethostbyname2 function, aka "GHOST."
Published 2015-01-28 19:59:00
Updated 2022-07-05 18:42:43
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory CorruptionExecute code

Threat overview for CVE-2015-0235

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2015-0235
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2015-0235 198,964
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-0235

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 97.54%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 100 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2015-0235

  • WordPress XMLRPC GHOST Vulnerability Scanner
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    auxiliary/scanner/http/wordpress_ghost_scanner
    This module can be used to determine hosts vulnerable to the GHOST vulnerability via a call to the WordPress XMLRPC interface. If the target is vulnerable, the system will segfault and return a server error. On patched systems, a normal XMLRPC error is returned. Authors
  • Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow
    Disclosure Date: 2015-01-27
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/linux/smtp/exim_gethostbyname_bof
    This module remotely exploits CVE-2015-0235, aka GHOST, a heap-based buffer overflow in the GNU C Library's gethostbyname functions on x86 and x86_64 GNU/Linux systems that run the Exim mail server. Authors: - Unknown

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-0235

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
10.0
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
10.0
10.0
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CWE ids for CVE-2015-0235

  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2015-0235

Products affected by CVE-2015-0235

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