Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Information about GHOST vulnerability and a quick fix for Astiostech Customers

What is the GHOST vulnerability

The GHOST vulnerability is a serious weakness in the Linux glibc library. It allows attackers to remotely take complete control of the victim system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. CVE-2015-0235 has been assigned to this issue.
Qualys security researchers discovered this bug and worked closely with Linux distribution vendors. And as a result of that we are releasing this advisory today as a co-ordinated effort, and patches for all distribution are available January 27, 2015.

Am i affected?

The best way to find out for sure is to run this quick check through the blog link shown below

Information on how to test and patch

How can i get help to check or patch?

If you are our customer, write to support and we can schedule a fix time and date. In the meantime, we suggest to keep abreast of latest development of this vulnerability via online security channels.


  1. The above steps and steps mentioned in our blogs are purely for educational purposes only. They are not meant to replace mainstream advisories. 
  2. Use at your own risk
  3. The guides are put together from other online resources found on the general internet. We do not claim copyright nor proprietor rights on the article or advisories