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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:21:15 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>
CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com,
        "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>,
        Jeff Law <law@...hat.com>, Jakub Jelinek <jakub@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- glibc: strcoll() integer overflow
 leading to buffer overflow + another alloca() stack overflow issue (upstream
 #14547 && #14552)

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On 09/10/2012 11:51 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hi Florian,
> 
> thank you for the clarification.
> 
>> 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:
>> 
>> http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;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.
> 
> Should the alloca() issue get CVE identifier, then I would rather
> use two CVE identifiers. Though those issues might affect same
> glibc versions, one is integer overflow, leading to heap-based
> buffer overflow, while the alloca() one would be stack-based buffer
> overflow.
> 
> So to clearly identify, it would be better if the second one would
> be allocated too (if Steve won't mind).
> 
> Kurt, could you allocate yet one then?

Please use CVE-2012-4424 for this issue.

Also the original report:
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=14552#c0


- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993

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