Regarding CVE-2015-1781 Vulnerability In Glibc

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Hi All,

I am using CentOS 5.5 with gcc version 2.5.123.el5.

I just wanted to check whether the CVE-2015-1781 is fixed in the current version?

How can I do that?

Right now I dont have access to that machine, so I wanted to check whether its fixed online ( not via shell)?

Thanks for the help.

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  • Thanks for the reply.

    Where can we get the info regarding whether its fixed in CentOS 5 or not?

    I did rpm -q –changelog | grep

    but I dont find any info on this.

    This might means 3 things.
    1. The version is not affected so no fix
    2. The version is affected, still no fix
    3. Fix applied, but not shown in o/p


  • We don’t know. Red Hat has only mentioned RHEL 6. When vulnerabilities are found in CentOS 5 which they consider not be important enough to fix they usually mention that in the errata.

    According to upstream the bug was introduced in glibc 2.6 so if CentOS
    5 has 2.5 then it might be just enough too old.

    Not affected so no fix sounds most plausible.


  • Unless there’s more information the best way to find out would be to download the SRPM and check the source code.