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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:03:18 -0600
From: "Don A. Bailey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request for unchecked size argument in malloc() in CHICKEN Scheme

I find this extremely amusing.


> On Mar 15, 2017, at 4:47 PM, Peter Bex <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'd like to request a CVE for an unchecked malloc() argument in
> CHICKEN Scheme's SRFI-4 vector constructors, when allocating the
> vector in unmanaged memory.  Due to the missing range check, this
> could result in negative or too small size allocations, which would
> result in a crash or a buffer overrun, depending on the size.
> This issue affects all current releases of CHICKEN Scheme, including
> the latest release, 4.12.0.
> The official announcement was made here:
> Cheers,
> Peter Bex

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