GHOST: critical glibc update (CVE-2015-0235) in gethostbyname() calls

A very serious security issue has been found and patched: CVE-2015-0235 nicknamed "Ghost".

The updates are now available for RHEL 5, 6 and 7 as well as CentOS 5, 6 and 7 (all architectures).

Debian and Ubuntu have the updated packages available already so you can upgrade those.

Once the packages are updated and available for your distro, update your box.

For CentOS, Red Hat, Fedora, Scientific Linux,: $ yum clean all && yum update

For Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives: $ apt-get clean && apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

After update, done a reboot to your server or vps.

If you do not know how to fix it, please submit a ticket to Support and we will fix it for you.

Thank you.
TemasekTech Team

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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