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Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 19:56:02 +0300
From: Henri Salo <>
Cc: Steve Langasek <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: Multiple buffer overflow in

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 10:07:02AM +0200, Tomas Hoger wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2012 09:42:42 -0300 Felipe Pena wrote:
> > Multiple buffer overflow in unixODBC
> > ===========================
> > 
> > The library unixODBC doesn't check properly the input from FILEDSN=,
> > DRIVER= options in the DSN, which causes buffer overflow when passed
> > to the SQLDriverConnect() function.
> Reports like this - covering bugs in parsing of the configuration
> parameters (i.e. generally trusted input) - should include some
> reasoning why these should be considered security.  Nothing obvious not
> intended to break PHP safe_mode comes to mind.
> -- 
> Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team


Maintainer is also asking why this is security related issue. Can I get short description thanks.

- Henri Salo

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