Bug 1256426 (CVE-2015-5237)

Summary: CVE-2015-5237 protobuf: integer overflow in serialization
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Florian Weimer <fweimer>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Florian Weimer 2015-08-24 14:32:30 UTC
It was discovered that the protobuf library and code generated by the
protobuf compiler store size information in an int variable, which may
truncate size values on 64-bit architectures, leading to a heap-based
buffer overflow.

Acknowledgements:

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

Comment 2 Florian Weimer 2015-08-27 08:53:18 UTC
Upstream bug: https://github.com/google/protobuf/issues/760