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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:17:25 +0000
From: mancha <>
Subject: CVE Requests - glibc overflows (strxfrm)


1. Joseph Myers discovered strxfrm is vulnerable to integer overflows
when computing memory allocation sizes (similar to CVE-2012-4412). i.e.
in string/strxfrm_l.c:

  idxarr = (int32_t *) malloc ((srclen + 1) * (sizeof (int32_t) + 1));

Attached strxfrm-int32.c should trigger on 32-bit machines.

2. Shaun Colley discovered strxfrm falls back to an unbounded alloca if
malloc fails making it vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflows
(similar to CVE-2012-4424) [1]. Attached strxfrm-alloca.c should

Both issues were fixed in glibc 2.21 [2] and a quick check shows
vulnerable code appears to go back to at least glibc 2.3.

Please allocate CVEs for these issues. Many thanks.




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