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Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:37:29 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Stefan Cornelius <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: glibc formatted printing

Hi Stefan,

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 12:32:35PM +0200, Stefan Cornelius wrote:
> 3) It was discovered that the formatted printing functionality in glibc
> did not properly restrict the use of alloca(). A remote attacker could
> provide a specially crafted sequence of format specifiers, leading to a
> crash or, potentially, FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection mechanism
> bypass, when processed.
> References:
> Red Hat patch backports/testcases for RHEL6 that include a patch for this:
> Red Hat patch backport/testcase for RHEL5 (older glibc versions)

Is there an upstream commit proposed for this one? I see it mixed into
the RH patch with fixes for 1) and 2).



Kees Cook

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