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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:43:15 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>,
        Attila Bogar <attila.bogar@...guamatics.com>,
        Raphael Geissert <geissert@...ian.org>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- mcrypt: stack-based buffer overflow
 by encryption / decryption of overly long file names

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On 10/18/2012 07:50 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,
> 
>   Attila Bogar reported a stack-based buffer overflow
> in the way MCrypt, a crypt() package and crypt(1) command
> replacement, used to encrypt / decrypt files with overly
> long names (longer than 128 bytes). A remote attacker
> could provide a specially-crafted file that, when processed
> by the mcrypt too, would lead to mcrypt executable crash [*].
> 
> A different vulnerability than CVE-2012-4409:
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2012-4409
> 
> Note: Using Red Hat bugzilla record for CVE-2012-4409 since
> particular Mitre record is not described yet.
> 
> References:
> [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=867790
> 
> Patch proposed by Attila:
> [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=867790#c0
> 
> Reproducer:
> To reproduce let mcrypt encrypt / decrypt file with name
> longer ~128 bytes.
> 
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> 
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
> 
> [*] FORTIFY_SOURCE protection mechanism would mitigate this
> deficiency to result into crash only. But on systems, without
> FORTIFY_SOURCE protection being applied, the impact might be
> higher.
> 
> P.S.: I am not sure about relation of this issue to the issue
>       Raphael Geissert reported previously:
>       [4] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/10/02/1
> 
>       so CC-in him too, he to clarify if [2] == [4], or if
>       they are yet different issues. Raphael, please clarify.
>       Thanks, Jan.
> 

Please use CVE-2012-4527 for this issue.

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

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