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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:38:20 -0500 (EST)
From: Francisco Alonso <>
Subject: CVE-2014-7817 glibc: command execution in wordexp() with WRDE_NOCMD


It was discovered that the wordexp() function could ignore the WRDE_NOCMD flag under certain input conditions resulting in the execution 
of a shell for command substitution when the applicaiton did not request it. 

Bug report:

Git commit:;a=commitdiff;h=a39208bd7fb76c1b01c127b4c61f9bfd915bfe7c


Francisco Alonso / Red Hat Product Security
PGP: 0xA026440E 0825 020C 7A5A 4F86 9038  B1C8 5562 688F A026 440E

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