cPanel Security – glibc CVE-2015-7547
CVE-2015-7547 is a critical vulnerability in glibc affecting any versions greater than 2.9. The DNS client side resolver function getaddrinfo() used in the glibc library is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow attack. This can be exploited in a variety of scenarios, including man-in-the-middle attacks, maliciously crafted domain names, and malicious DNS servers.
What does this mean for cPanel servers?
The glibc library is provided by your operating system vendor, which is one of Red Hat, CentOS, or Cloud Linux. All supported distros have published patched versions of glibc to their mirrors to address CVE-2015-7547.
All Kickassd servers are patched against this.
The Kickassd Staff