Nov 10, 2018

Qualys Releases Security Advisory for “GHOST” Vulnerability on Linux Systems

High Severity Vulnerability Found in Linux GNU C Library Gives Attackers Control without System Credentials; Patches Available Today

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –– Jan. 27, 2015 –– Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that its security research team has found a critical vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library (glibc), that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. Qualys has worked closely with Linux distribution vendors in a coordinated effort to offer a patch for all distributions of Linux systems impacted, which is available today from the corresponding vendors.
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How to Detect and Patch the GHOST Vulnerability