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Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:06:55 -0700
From: Alex Gaynor <>
Subject: CVE for library bug that requires application participation

Hi all,

David Reid, Glyph Lefkowitz, and myself discovered a bug in glibc ( which can, in
conjunction with many common memory management techniques from an
application (read: we hit this issue repeatedly developing our Python
application), lead to a use after free, or other vulnerabilities.

Is it within policy to issue a CVE for glibc in a case like this?

Thanks to the Red Hat security team for assisting in triaging this and
working with the Glibc maintainers.


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