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Vulnerability Score 7.8 7.8
CVE Id CVE-2014-9402
Last Modified 03 Jun 2015 10:01:12
Published 24 Feb 2015 10:59:02
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The nss_dns implementation of getnetbyname in GNU C Library (aka glibc) before 2.21, when the DNS backend in the Name Service Switch configuration is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) by sending a positive answer while a network name is being process.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Novell Opensuse 13.1

  • Novell Opensuse 13.2


  • Gnu Glibc 2.20



MLIST - [oss-security] 20141217 Re: CVE request: glibc

SUSE - openSUSE-SU-2015:0351

UBUNTU - USN-2519-1

BID - 71670

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:08:21