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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:33:37 +0700
From: Рысь <>
Subject: Re: Security advisory for musl libc - stack-based buffer
 overflow in ipv6 literal parsing [CVE-2015-1817]

On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:25 -0400
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> A stack-based buffer overflow has been found in musl libc's ipv6
> address literal parsing code. Programs which call the inet_pton or
> getaddrinfo function with AF_INET6 or AF_UNSPEC and untrusted address
> strings are affected. Successful exploitation yields control of the
> return address. Having enabled stack protector at the application
> level does not mitigate the issue. All users should patch or upgrade.
> Software: musl libc (
> Severity: high
> Affected Versions: 0.9.15 - 1.0.4, 1.1.0 - 1.1.7.
> Bug introduced in commit: 78f889153167452de4cbced921f6428b3d4f663a
> Bug fixed in commit: fc13acc3dcb5b1f215c007f583a63551f6a71363
> Patch: musl_dn_expand_overflow_fix.diff (attached) (fix+hardening)

How much it affects readonly embedded systems as well? Does almost
latest dropbear listening ssh port publicly is actually vulnerable?

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