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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:12:18 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
CC: Kurt Seifried <>, Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Jeff Law <>, Jakub Jelinek <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- glibc: strcoll() integer overflow
 leading to buffer overflow + another alloca() stack overflow issue (upstream
 #14547 && #14552)

On 09/07/2012 07:21 PM, Kurt Seifried wrote:

>> 2) Issue #2 (mentioned here only for completeness, but I am not of
>> the opinion this should receive a CVE identifier. See argumentation
>> below [but open to glibc upstream / others to disprove it]).
> I will hold off on issuing a CVE for this then. Anyone want to weigh in?

It looks as if the alloca issue was introduced at the same time as the 
malloc-related overflow:;a=commitdiff;h=5358d026c74

So perhaps one CVE is enough for glibc bugs 14552 and 14547 because the 
problems are similar and affect the same versions.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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