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Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:06:21 +0100
From: Tomas Hoger <>
To: OSS Security <>
Subject: glibc locale escaping issue


Following glibc upstream and gentoo bug reports describe a bug in the
way locale command escapes its output.

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

The issue was fixed in GLSA 201011-01, but its text really only
mentions Tavis' issues.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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