Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:47:57 +0100 From: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GHOST gethostbyname() heap overflow in glibc (CVE-2015-0235) > On Wed, 28 Jan 2015, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote: > >> On 01/27/2015 11:35 PM, Florian Weimer wrote: >>> * Marek Kroemeke: >>> >>>> We just noticed CVE-2015-0235 , and we thought we will drop this one >>>> in - apologies for low quality , we didn't really have time yet to >>>> analyse it, but it seems to be related, so it makes sense to patch >>>> things once right ? >>> >>> It's not related, and we cannot patch it at the same time because >>> packages for the gethostbyname issue are already ready, they just have >>> to be released. (When we change critical system components, we also >>> need to be extra-careful with testing, which takes time.) >>> >>> Andreas Schwab fixed this in 2011: >>> >>> <https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;a=commitdiff;h=2e96f1c7> >>> >>> If I'm not mistaken, this commit when into glibc 2.15. >>> >>> I have not yet found the corresponding glibc bug (if it exists). >>> >>> The bug only materializes if the getaddrinfo functions is called with >>> the AI_IDN flag, and if glibc has been compiled with libidn support >>> (but I haven't checked if you can switch that off these days). >>> >> >> MITRE, >> >> This is a new flaw, can you please assign a CVE id to this? >> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=797096 >> >> Thanks! >> >> -- >> Huzaifa Sidhpurwala / Red Hat Product Security Team > > Use CVE-2012-6686 for "unbound alloca use in glob_in_dir" as covered > by Red Hat Bugzilla ID 797096. Oh, it seems Huzaifa posted the wrong Bugzilla reference. We still need assignment for this fix: <https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;a=commitdiff;h=2e96f1c7> The matching Red Hat Bugzilla bug is: <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=981942> I haven't yet seen an upstream bug for it; this change happened before upstream required bugs being filed for all user-visible changes.
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