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Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:27:37 +0100
From: Vasyl Kaigorodov <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-7817 glibc: command execution in
 wordexp() with WRDE_NOCMD specified

> > After a lightning review of one of my systems, I found the following use
> > glibc's wordexp: adobe's flash plugin, ardour2, mailx, enca. I've not
> > looked into which input is under a would-be-attacker's control.
> > 
> > --mancha
> alsa-lib is also affected.

During internal discussions of this we found that alsa-lib is affected - but
with CVE-2014-7817 fix applied it's not.
mailx though is affected even with CVE-2014-7817 applied, I will post
a separate CVE request for this to oss-sec shortly (since
CVE-2014-7817 is public - someone will find out about mailx anyways,
so see no reason keeping this private anymore).

Vasyl Kaigorodov | Red Hat Product Security
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