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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:04:05 +0100
From: Hanno Böck <>
Subject: Re: GHOST gethostbyname() heap overflow in glibc


the german IT news webpage heise mentions this: back in April 2014
Chrome OS applied the patch:!/#F0

The comit message clearly states they were aware of the vulnerability
nature of this fix:
"glibc: backport an nss overflow patch.

This beckports a patch to fix a nss vulnerability inside glibc."

I'm CC-ing the committer. Maybe we can shed some light on this.

Two people having fixed this in different places without crying alarm -
it's worrying.

Here's the german article mentioning this:

Hanno Böck


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