Google and Red Hat have been working together to release a patch for a bug in GNU C Library or glibc, used by most Linux applications, distros and devices.
This vulnerability can be remotely exploited when users click on a link or connect to a Linux server, allowing cybercriminals to steal passwords, spy on users or seize control of computers.
Experts recommend all Linux users to install the patch that fixes this critical flaw of getaddrinfo function in glibc.
This vulnerability has been discovered now, but itwas introduced in version 2.0 of the Open Source library, which was released in May 2008.
The patch is available for download here