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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:04:05 +0100
From: Solar Designer <>
To: Ali Raza Mumtaz <>
	Faran Abdullah <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2024-22857: Heap Based Buffer overflow in zlog library


On Wed, Feb 28, 2024 at 09:24:29AM +0000, Ali Raza Mumtaz wrote:
> We have found a vulnerability in zlog that is essentially a heap-based buffer overflow leading to denial of service and arbitrary code execution.
> We have been trying to contact the maintainer of this project for almost three months and haven't received any response. Additionally, we have reserved a CVE number with MITRE (CVE-2024-22857) and now we intend to publish it.
> We have a working PoC that provides code execution, along with a detailed blog regarding this vulnerability (which, of course, remains unpublished).

Thank you for bringing this to oss-security.  Normally, we expect
postings to include actual vulnerability detail right away, but I
understand the circumstances here are different.

I found that you also brought this up in:

and I've just posted some comments to there.  It appears that zlog
author Hardy Simpson is currently mostly inactive on GitHub and with the
project - only one contribution in a year (on December 4).  However,
another person was merging pull requests recently, so maybe they can
help, as I am asking in a comment I posted.

Please remember to add the full vulnerability detail in a reply to this
oss-security thread on the same day that the same information is made
public elsewhere (e.g., in a GitHub pull request).

Please also do this soon (e.g., in a couple of weeks from now) even in
case communication with project maintainers doesn't start or fails, so
that distros and users have a chance to know the risk and patch the
issue on their own.



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