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Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:02:22 +1100
From: Joshua Rogers <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request(s): libgcrypt

On 30/12/14 07:46, Florian Weimer wrote:
> The patch seems incorrect because the copy of the pointer in the
> caller is not updated when first free happens.
> The error can only happen on a path with an allocation failure, right?
Yes, when the allocation fails.
_gcry_hmac256_finalize frees 'hd' before it returns NULL, then frees it
Actually, the patch is incorrect. There is no 'if' hd is freed on the
return of NULL, as it is always freed upon the return of NULL.

>> off-by-one out-of-bounds read:
> This doesn't look like a security issue because the callers all use
> in-range values.
I was actually unsure of this one. I'm waiting for a libgcrypt developer
to comment on it.

-- Joshua Rogers <>

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