Conectiva Information for VU#542971

Multiple vendors' Domain Name System (DNS) stub resolvers vulnerable to buffer overflow via network name and address lookups



Vendor Statement

Conectiva Linux supported versions (6.0, 7.0 and 8) are not vulnerable to VU#803539 regarding glibc packages. Regarding VU#542971, these same versions of Conectiva Linux are vulnerable but not in the default installation, since /etc/nsswitch.conf ships without the dns parameter in the "networks:" line.

Updated glibc packages which fix the second vulnerability, VU#542971, will be provided.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References



Please see Conectiva Linux Announcement CLSA-2002:507 (english).

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