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Ghost Vulnerability Affecting Linux

You may have heard about a highly critical vulnerability called Ghost or Ghostbug (CVE-2015-0235) affecting most Linux distributions.

This vulnerability is present in the glibc (or eglibc) software on nearly every Linux server currently deployed, and affects versions originally released from 2000-2013. This means that the bug is present in nearly every deployed Linux server, estimates are currently said to be at ~90%.

If properly executed, this attack can lead to remote command execution and privilege escalation with relative trivial ease.

We are pleased to advise that all Smart Hosting Cloud Servers and Services are patched and secured.

You can read more about it at the following URLS:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-0235
http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/01/highly-critical-ghost-allowing-code-execution-affects-most-linux-systems/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8953545
http://ma.ttias.be/critical-glibc-update-cve-2015-0235-gethostbyname-calls/


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