GHOST glibc gethostbyname Buffer Overflow Verifier

This update includes a module that executes a program designed to test a buffer overflow in glibc's __nss_hostname_digits_dots function. The function is used by the gethostbyname*() functions family used for name resolution. Under some circumstances, the use of those functions when the vulnerable underlying function is present, may lead to remote code execution, privilege escalation, or information disclosure.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 00:00