Bug 1581269 (CVE-2018-11236)

Summary: CVE-2018-11236 glibc: Integer overflow in stdlib/canonicalize.c on 32-bit architectures leading to stack-based buffer overflow
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: abhgupta, aoliva, arjun.is, ashankar, codonell, dbaker, dj, fweimer, glibc-bugzilla, jokerman, law, mfabian, mnewsome, pfrankli, rth, sid, sthangav, trankin, yozone
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: glibc 2.28 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Bug Depends On: 1579742, 1581270, 1581271, 1581881, 1581882, 1582343, 1582344    
Bug Blocks: 1581279    

Description Andrej Nemec 2018-05-22 12:49:42 UTC
stdlib/canonicalize.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.27 and earlier, when processing very long pathname arguments to the realpath function, could encounter an integer overflow on 32-bit architectures, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow and, potentially, arbitrary code execution.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-05-22 12:50:29 UTC
Created glibc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1581270]

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:36:19 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:3092 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3092

Comment 10 Marian Rehak 2019-06-14 10:17:56 UTC

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having moderate security impact and a future update may address this flaw.