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Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 16:02:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- Socat -- Stack overflow by
 lexical scanning of nested character patterns

Please use CVE-2010-2799



----- "Jan Lieskovsky" <> wrote:

> Hi Steve, vendors,
>    Socat upstream, released an advisory:
>    [1]
> describing a stack overflow flaw, present in Socat bidirectional data
> relay, when
> processing command line arguments (address specifications, host names,
> file names),
> longer than 512 bytes. An attacker, able to to inject data into
> sockat's command line
> (potentially remotely via CGI script invocation), could use this flaw
> to execute
> arbitrary code with the privileges of the socat process.
> References:
>    [2]
> Upstream patch against v1.7.2:
>    [3]
> Credit:
> Issue discovered and reported by Felix Gröbert of Google Security
> Team
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> Thanks && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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