Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the gethostbyname
and gethostbyname2 functions in the GNU C Library. An attacker could
use this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause an application
crash, resulting in a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected libc6 package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true