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CVE-2014-9402 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/24/2015

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2015:0351 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20141217 Re: CVE request: glibc External Source CONFIRM External Source BID 71670 External Source UBUNTU USN-2519-1 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201602-02 Exploit External Source CONFIRM

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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