Ghost (glibc) Vulnerability Affect WordPress & PHP Applications

After the disclosure of extremely critical GHOST vulnerability in the GNU C library (glibc) — a widely used component of most Linux distributions, security researchers have discovered that PHP applications, including the WordPress Content Management System (CMS), could also be affected by the bug.
“GHOST” is a serious vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235), announced this week by the researchers of California-based security firm Qualys, that involves a heap-based buffer overflow in the glibc function name – “GetHOSTbyname().” Researchers said the vulnerability has been present in the glibc code since 2000.



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