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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 17:57:23 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: CVE-2016-10228: glibc iconv program can hang when invoked with the -c

The iconv program (not the iconv function) provided by glibc can hang 
(enter an infinite loop) when invoked with the -c option and an invalid 
multi-byte sequence is encountered in the input:

We have received an independent report of this issue, so we are treating 
this as a (minor) security bug now on the glibc upstream side.

(Note to Red Hat Product Security: We already have a couple of product 
bugs for this.)


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