Recently Google discovered the "glibc getaddrinfo" vulnerability (CVE-2015-7547)

Is this a server side only issue, or can apps be affected by it as well? I'm developing both an iPhone and Android app, and don't know exactly what to look for, or what to update.


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Neither Android nor iPhone use glibc, so these are not affected. Android uses as libc Bionic and iOS is also using their own libc implementation.

  • Not even by using a library like AFNetworking or something like that?
    – Jan
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 19:41
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    @Jan: no, not even then. Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 20:29
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    Google wrote their own library that wraps the libc type stuff, Bionic.
    – RoraΖ
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 20:31
  • Ubuntu Touch is affected, for example. The update is scheduled for today. Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 9:36

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