Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:25:10 +0200 From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@...too.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: ssmtp =2.62 unitialized memory disclosure On Tuesday 09 September 2008, Robert Buchholz wrote: > Hi, > > Maurice van der Pot of Gentoo reported a bug in ssmtp 2.62: > The from_format() function in ssmtp.c will call strdup() on an > unitialized memory if the user's gecos is unset and > "FromLineOverride" is disabled in the configuration. This might > disclose memory contents by sending them off in the the "From:" field > of an email or cause a (client) crash. > > We're handling this as bug 234391 [ https://bugs.gentoo.org/234391 ]. > Patch: https://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=165005 > > ssmtp 2.61 is not affected. As Tomas Hoger pointed out on IRC, 2.61 is affected as well -- I accidently checked our patched sources and not the vanilla tarball. We added a patch to 2.61 in 2006, and accidently dropped it when bumping to 2.62. Back then, this was bug 127592 [ https://bugs.gentoo.org/127592 ]. Thanks, Robert Download attachment "signature.asc " of type "application/pgp-signature" (836 bytes)
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