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Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:02:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Josh Bressers <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: libc fortify source information

I think this technically qualifies as an "exposure" which is the "E" in 
"CVE" - it can be used as a stepping stone for exploitation of another 
vulnerability.  (Very old, unwieldy definitions here:

The risk may be very minimal, but the FORTIFY_SOURCE protection mechanism 
is not working "as advertised" - it can be manipulated for an 
admittedly-small information leak.

Use CVE-2010-3192 for the issue.

- Steve

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Josh Bressers wrote:

> ----- "Nico Golde" <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> did this ever get a CVE id? As this also works for setuid programs it
>> would be
>> nice to get one assigned and have this patched.
> Steve,
> What is MITRE policy on this one. By itself I question if this is a
> security flaw, but it also would appear to have the potential to turn a DoS
> into something worse.
> I'm not sure what policy is in this instance.
> Thanks.
> --
>    JB

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