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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:39:27 -0700
From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request coreutils

* [2013-01-21 19:17:49 +0100] Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:

>> Can someone assign a CVE id for a buffer overflow in coreutils?
>> Its the same code snippet (coreutils-i18n.patch) and it affects sort, uniq and join:
>>
>> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798538
>> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796243
>> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798541
>
>Could you send the faulty patch to the list so that distros can validate
>that they don't include it themselves?

Red Hat/Fedora do include this patch, so it's more than just SUSE that
ships them.  However, when I was looking at them last week, this struck
me as just a non-exploitable crash and unless I'm missing something, I
think it would be quite the stretch to call it a security flaw.

-- 
Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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