Bug 524671 (CVE-2008-1391)

Summary: CVE-2008-1391 glibc: strfmon format string problem
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/53
Whiteboard: impact=none,public=20080325,reported=20080331,source=suse
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-21 12:59:57 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-1391 to
the following vulnerability:

Multiple integer overflows in libc in NetBSD 4.x, FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x, and probably other BSD and Apple Mac OS platforms allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via large values of certain integer fields in the format argument to (1) the strfmon function in lib/libc/stdlib/strfmon.c, related to the GET_NUMBER macro; and (2) the printf function, related to left_prec and right_prec.

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http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1391
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=375315
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36443/references
http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/67
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-21 13:06:06 EDT
Statement:

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Properly written
application should not use arbitrary untrusted data as part of the format
string passed to functions as strfmon or printf family functions.
Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2011-02-04 14:11:40 EST
glibc variants of this *BSD libc issues reported in SecurityReason Advisory 67 got separate CVE ids CVE-2009-4881 (bug #599095) and CVE-2009-4880 (bug #599070).