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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:40:54 -0500
From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
To: Marcus Meissner <>,
Subject: Re: memory safety bugs in bc

On Thu 2018-11-29 10:18:18 +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote:

> Given Mitres guidance on "dcraw", as this is a standalone tool
> and only denial of service attacks I do not see a need for CVEs.

On my debian unstable system, i see 45 packages that depend on bc.

I haven't evaluated how many of those systems might pass untrusted input
to bc (maybe none!), but this is hardly "standalone".

Hanno, thanks for finding and reporting these problems!


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