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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:17:05 +0100
From: Gsunde Orangen <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: heap buffer overflow in glibc swscanf

Hi Paul, all,

test case also fails on 2.18 and 2.17, tested on openSUSE.
I assume this bug was introduced by the fix for

Thus glibc 2.15ff are vulnerable.


On Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:22:54 -0800, Paul Pluzhnikov wrote:
> Greetings,
> is almost 1 year old, and still not fixed in glibc trunk.
> I have verified that the test case from it fails with libc6
> 2.19-0ubuntu6.5 and current trunk glibc.
> Don't know if it's exploitable, but it seems like it could easily be.
> (I'll see if I can fix it in the mean time.)
> Thanks,
> --
> Paul Pluzhnikov

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