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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:30:44 -0500 (EST)
To: Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
cc: Vasyl Kaigorodov <>,,,
Subject: Re: CVE request:  mpfr: buffer overflow in mpfr_strtofr

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 01:45:12PM +0100, Vasyl Kaigorodov wrote:
>> Hello,
>> A buffer overflow was reported [1] in mpfr.
>> This is due to incorrect GMP documentation for mpn_set_str about the
>> size of a buffer (discussion is at [1]; first fix in the GMP
>> documentation is at [2]). This bug is present in the MPFR versions
>> from 2.1.0 (adding mpfr_strtofr) to this one, and can be detected by
>> running "make check" in a 32-bit ABI under GNU/Linux with alloca
>> disabled (this is currently possible by using the --with-gmp-build
>> configure option where alloca has been disabled in the GMP build). It
>> is fixed by the strtofr patch [3].
>> Corresponding changeset in the 3.1 branch: 9110 [4].
>> [1]:
>> [2]:
>> [3]:
>> [4]:
>> References:
>> -
>> -
>> Can a CVE be assigned to this please?

Use CVE-2014-9474.


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