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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-4458

Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function in sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.18 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a (1) hostname or (2) IP address that triggers a large number of AF_INET6 address results. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-1914.
Publish Date : 2013-12-12 Last Update Date : 2017-06-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2014-1391 -- glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27027 unix
RHSA-2014:1391: glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141391 unix
RHSA-2014:1391: glibc security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26605 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0760-1 -- Security update for glibc oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25256 unix
USN-2306-1 -- eglibc vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26211 unix
USN-2306-2 -- eglibc regression oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26402 unix
USN-2306-3 -- eglibc regression oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26728 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2013-4458

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Glibc 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Glibc 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Glibc Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Glibc 2.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Glibc 2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Glibc 2.12.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Glibc 2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Glibc 2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Glibc 2.14.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Glibc 2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Glibc 2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application GNU Glibc 2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application GNU Glibc 2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Suse Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 ~~ltss~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Glibc 27
Suse Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 1

- References For CVE-2013-4458
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:0470
MLIST [libc-alpha] 20131022 [PATCH][BZ #16072] Fix stack overflow due to large AF_INET6 requests

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-4458

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