Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:24:48 -0500 (EST) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley <coley@...re.org> Subject: Re: glibc locale escaping issue ----- Original Message ----- > Hi! > > Following glibc upstream and gentoo bug reports describe a bug in the > way locale command escapes its output. > > http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11904 > http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=330923 > > Gentoo bug points out possible security implications. I've not managed to > find an example where the locale command is used in a problematic way and > where this may cross trust boundaries, so I wonder if this is worth > handling as security fix vs. security enhancement. Comments are welcome. > > The issue was fixed in GLSA 201011-01, but its text really only mentions > Tavis' issues. > I think this deserves an ID: CVE-2011-1095 The documentation clearly states that the output of this command will be properly quoted. Even if we can't find a bad usage, there is quite likely a shell script doing this in the universe. I think the line between fix vs enhancement is crossed when we're talking about documented behavior. Thanks. -- JB
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