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VPR Score: 6.7
SynopsisThe remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionThe vfprintf function in stdio-common/vfprintf.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc) 2.5, 2.12, and probably other versions does not 'properly restrict the use of' the alloca function when allocating the SPECS array, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass the FORTIFY_SOURCE format-string protection mechanism and cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted format string using positional parameters and a large number of format specifiers, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-3404 and CVE-2012-3405.
SolutionUpgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL16364.