A New Day, An Old Bug: Linux At Risk from ‘glibc' Vulnerability

The bug has existed since 2008.

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The vulnerability affects Linux systems.

The vulnerability was first introduced in the 2008 release of glibc 2.9. According to Google, the bug allows for remote code execution. ZDNet and other outlets have reported that this open-source bug affects "a large number of Linux distributions, software and devices," because Linux applications rely on this library. 

Google and Red Hat have released a patch for the vulnerability, which can be found here.

Google says that software using the getaddrinfo() library function are at risk.

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