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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:55:01 +0100
From: Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.gcc@...il.com>
To: Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com>
Cc: "libstdc++" <libstdc++@....gnu.org>, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Alleged libstdc++ vulnerabilities

On 14 August 2015 at 18:49, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Does anybody know what this is about and can point to the relevant PRs?
>
> “discovered serious security bugs in […] libstdc++”
>
> <http://www.news.gatech.edu/2015/08/13/georgia-tech-finds-11-security-flaws-popular-internet-browsers-using-new-analysis-method>
>
> The USENIX paper
> <https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/usenixsecurity15/sec15-paper-lee.pdf>
> does not back up this claim.

The paper abstract says "discovered 11 previously unknown security vulnera-
bilities: nine in GNU libstdc++ and two in Firefox, all of which have
been confirmed and subsequently fixed by vendors. "

I guess they are referring to https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=63345

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