glibc-2.2 --- bugtraq

Ghovs ghovs at ghovs.moo.ca
Sat Jan 13 13:13:56 PST 2001


On Friday 12 January 2001 22:57, Stefan Hoffmeister wrote:
> : On Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:33:34 -0500, Kurt V. Hindenburg wrote:
> :
> >  Was looking forward to installing glibc-2.2, but with all the problems
> >I've seen on bugtraq about exploits
>
> I just checked - there is one report:
>
>   2001-01-10: glibc RESOLV_HOST_CONF File Read Access Vulnerability
>
> Which others did I miss?
>
> >I'm wondering if upgrading may be a bad idea.
>
> Well, you have the choice between patching glibc 2.1.2 (2.1.3 is broken)
> into working shape, and patching the one (and only it seems?) glibc 2.2
> issue that has crept up so far.

How is 2.1.3 broken?

rgds,
Peter de Freitas

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