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Article ID: 127847, created on Dec 24, 2015, last review on Dec 24, 2015


During a code audit performed internally at Qualys a heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's "__nss_hostname_digits_dots()" function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls.


There is a remote code execution risk due to this vulnerability. An attacker who exploits this issue can gain complete control of the compromised system.

More information about CVE-2015-0235 can be found in Qualys Blog and on Openwall website.


To close the vulnerability, install the latest available version of glibc from the OS vendor repository.

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Install security patch following the instructions provided in these Parallels Knowledge base articles:

The fixed version of glibc have been released by the OS vendors:

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