A vulnerability has been reported in the GNU C Library, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the implementation of the "fnmatch()" function, which can be exploited to cause a stack corruption by e.g. tricking an application into using the function on specially crafted input.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.12.2.
Solution: Update to version 2.12.2.
Provided and/or discovered by: Originally reported as a Chrome bug by Simon Berry-Byrne.
Original Advisory: GNU C Library Bug #11883:
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Subject: GNU C Library "fnmatch()" Stack Corruption Vulnerability
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