Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:40:10 +0200 From: Matthias Weckbecker <mweckbecker@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request: ruby file creation due in insertion of illegal NUL character On Friday 12 October 2012 22:50:41 Vincent Danen wrote: > Just noticed this today on ruby's web site: > > http://preview.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2012/10/12/poisoned-NUL-byte-vulnerabi >lity/ > > The fix is located here: > > http://svn.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi?view=revision&revision=37163 > > I don't see a CVE name associated with the announcement or commit, so > I don't believe one has been assigned. Technically, this would also apply to Perl (at least with 5.12.3). Or am I missing the point? $ perl -we 'open $fh, "+>", "perl\0foo"; print $fh "x"x2; close $fh' $ ls perl perl If the third parameter is double-quoted. I wouldn't call it a vulnerability though. Just wanted to note it. Matthias -- Matthias Weckbecker, Senior Security Engineer, SUSE Security Team SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, D-90409 Nuernberg, Germany Tel: +49-911-74053-0; http://suse.com/ SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)
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