CVE-2015-7547 ("glibc") and the Qualys Scanner Appliance

Document created by Mark Levi on Feb 17, 2016Last modified by Robert Dell'Immagine on Feb 17, 2016
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Qualys physical and virtual scanner appliances are not susceptible to the vulnerability outlined in CVE-2015-7547.  The host names passed to scanner appliances during "scan by hostname" are not resolved using glibc. Appliances use their own custom resolver for name resolution.