[openssl-users] Is openssl a vector of exploit for Qualys Security Advisory CVE-2015-0235 - GHOST: glibc gethostbyname ?

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Fri Jan 30 21:51:26 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 09:46:46PM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote:

> > So it look like only direct use of BIO_gethostbyname can cause issues and
> > openssl does not rely on obsolete gethostbyname if it can use alternate
> > getaddrinfo.
> > 
> > I would be happy to receive any comment on that.
> Okay:  I agree with your review...

The fix is to deploy an updated glibc.  Fixing everything linked
to glibc is not particularly practical.


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