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Security vulnerability in glibc (CVE-2015-0235)

    Posted in Industry News by Jon on 28/01/2015 @ 12:06

A vulnerability has been discovered in glibc (CVE-2015-0235) that has a wide and sever impact on many Linux servers, further information can be found here: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/01/27/9

Most major Linux distributions have already announced and or patched the issue:

CloudLinux: http://cloudlinux.com/blog/clnews/612.php
CentOS 5 / RHEL 5: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0090.html
CentOS 6 / RHEL 6: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0092.html
Debian: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=776391
Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2485-1/

Important Note: A server reboot is necessary to conclude the patch!

As always is the case, RackSRV managed customers are already protected due to having their services previously patched, If you are currently an unmanaged RackSRV customer or an external prospective customer looking for a competitive managed server offering, please drop a line to sales@racksrv.com to discuss!

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