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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:02:09 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
To: Paul Pluzhnikov <>,
	Kees Cook <>
Subject: Re: GHOST gethostbyname() heap overflow in glibc (CVE-2015-0235)

Paul, Kees -

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 08:00:48AM -0800, Paul Pluzhnikov wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:09 AM, Hanno B??ck <> wrote:
> > And yes: I'd like people to cry alarm every time they see a buffer
> > overflow in glibc or any other core lib.
> What is the appropriate forum to cry alarm on?

As a moderator for oss-security, I'd appreciate it if you cry alarm in
here.  And if this ever becomes too noisy, that would be an interesting
problem to have and we'll find a way to deal with it then. :-)

> We are not a distro, and (AFAICT) are not on any of the closed lists.
> But maybe we should be.

Actually, Chrome OS is listed as a member of linux-distros here:

and the person subscribed on behalf of Chrome OS is Kees Cook
(previously representing Ubuntu).  Given your comment above, we have to
double-check whether this is currently correct.  Is Kees Cook currently
representing Chrome OS on linux-distros?  If so, why were you not aware
of that?  (I think this is unrelated to the handling of GHOST, but since
this was brought up we just have to deal with it as well.)

Thank you!


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