Advisory ID vasco-sa-20160223-glibc
Revision number 1.0
Date of Release February 23, 2016 12:00 PM UTC+1
Last update February 23, 2016 12:00 PM UTC+1
On Tuesday February 16, 2016 Google engineers published a blog post on a vulnerability found in all versions of glibc since 2.9. The blog post explains that the glibc DNS client side resolver is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the getaddrinfo() library function is used. Software using this function may be exploited with attacker-controlled domain names, attacker-controlled DNS servers, or through a man-in-the-middle attack.
Following products are affected by the CVE-2015-7547 vulnerability:
- IDENTIKEY Federation Server 1.6
- IDENTIKEY Appliance 188.8.131.52 and later
- AXSGUARD Gatekeeper 7.7.0 and later
Even though the vulnerable version of glibc is used in these products, OneSpan rates the exploitability low because of the way the DNS client side resolver is being used in the products.
The following vulnerability description is extracted from the NIST National Vulnerability Database:
“Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the (1) send_dg and (2) send_vc functions in the libresolv library in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.23 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted DNS response that triggers a call to the getaddrinfo function with the AF_UNSPEC or AF_INET6 address family, related to performing "dual A/AAAA DNS queries" and the libnss_dns.so.2 NSS module.”
The table below denotes the CVSS 2.0 vulnerability score of vulnerability CVE-2015-7547.
|CVSS Base Score: 6.8 (medium)|
|Access Vector||Access Complexity||Authentication||Confidentiality Impact||Integrity Impact||Availability Impact|
OneSpan will fix vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 in the following upcoming releases:
- IDENTIKEY Federation Server 1.6.1 (to be released in the first quarter of 2016)
- IDENTIKEY (Virtual) Appliance 184.108.40.206 (to be released in the second quarter of 2016)
- AXSGUARD GateKeeper 8.2.1 (to be released in the second quarter of 2016)
OneSpan recommends customers using IDENTIKEY Authentication Server to update the glibc library using the update system of their distribution.
For aXsGUARD Gatekeeper products:
- OneSpan will deploy patches via the automated update service. Customers that do not allow their system to receive updates via this service should contact OneSpan for instructions about how to obtain the patch.
For other products:
- Customers with a maintenance contract can obtain fixed product releases from MyMaintenance. Customers without a maintenance contract should contact their local sales representative.
- Google Online Security Blog
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