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Multiple Intel Software Products and Services impacted by CVE-2015-7547

Intel ID INTEL-SA-00049
Product family Multiple Intel Software Products
Impact of vulnerability Denial of Service
Severity rating Moderate
Original release Mar 08, 2016
Last revised May 26, 2016

Summary:

Intel Software Products and Services that rely on glibc may be indirectly impacted by CVE-2015-7547.  

Description:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the (1) send_dg and (2) send_vc functions in the libresolv library in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) prior to version 2.23 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted DNS response that triggers a call to the getaddrinfo.

Intel Products and API services not included in this advisory are considered not to be impacted at this time.  

Intel Products and API services listed below are potentially impacted indirectly by this issue since those perform DNS lookups and are reliant on the Operating System. End-users should contact their Operating System vendor for a relevant glibc patch to help mitigate CVE-2015-7547.

Affected products:

Software Products

 

Product Name

 

 

Latest Versions

 

 

Indirectly impacted

 

 

Intel® XDK

 

 

N/A

 

 

X

 

 

Intel® AMT Local Manageability Service (Linux version only)

 

 

8.x

 

 

X

 

 

Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 board support package (BSP)

 

 

 1.2.1.1

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/products/quark/x1000/software-and-drivers.html

 

 

 X

 

 

McAfee Products

 

 

See KB article https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10150

 

 

N/A

 

API Services

 

Service Name

 

 

Update source

 

 

Cloud Services: Mt. Asagad-Gateway

 

 

Patch provided to customers on 2/18/2016.

 

 

Cloud Services: Express Gateway

 

 

Patch provided to customers on 2/18/2016.

 

 

Cloud Services: Trusted Connect

 

 

Patch provided to customers on 2/23/2016.

 

Recommendations: 

 Intel recommends customers contact their Operating System vendor for a relevant glibc patch to help mitigate CVE-2015-7547.

Related Information: 

https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2016-02/msg00416.html

https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2016/02/cve-2015-7547-glibc-getaddrinfo-stack.html

https://access.redhat.com/articles/2161461

Revision history:

Revision

Date

Description

1.0

08-March-2016

Initial Release

1.1

14-March-2016

Updated product list 

1.2 

26-May-2016 

Updated product list

CVE Name:  CVE-2015-7547

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