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Ghost Vulnerability CVE-2015-0235 and STK hardware Libraries and Tape Drives (Doc ID 1981032.1)

Last updated on MAY 10, 2021

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek SL3000 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
Sun StorageTek T10000A Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Sun StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
Linux OS - Version 1.0.5 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document is intended for clients looking to find out what impact this GHOST vulnerability can have on the (S)L-series libraries and STK tape drives.


"GHOST" is the name of a vulnerability recently found in one of the key components of Linux systems.
The component is the Linux GNU C Library that is used by all Linux programs.

The vulnerability has been found in a function of this library that is used to convert Internet host names to Internet addresses.
If an attacker found vulnerable software and a way to transfer a properly crafted host name up to this function then theoretically the attacker could take over the control of the system.



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