The nss_dns implementation of getnetbyname in GNU C Library (aka glibc) before 2.21, when the DNS backend in the Name Service Switch configuration is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by sending a positive answer while a network name is being process.
Published 2015-02-24 15:59:03
Updated 2023-02-13 00:45:19
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-9402

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 10.71%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 94 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-9402

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
7.8
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
10.0
6.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2014-9402

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2014-9402

Products affected by CVE-2014-9402

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