A buffer overflow was reported  in mpfr.
This is due to incorrect GMP documentation for mpn_set_str about the size of a buffer (discussion is at ; first fix in the GMP documentation is at ). This bug is present in the MPFR versions from 2.1.0 (adding mpfr_strtofr) to this one, and can be detected by running "make check" in a 32-bit ABI under GNU/Linux with alloca disabled (this is currently possible by using the --with-gmp-build configure option where alloca has been disabled in the GMP build). It is fixed by the strtofr patch .
Corresponding changeset in the 3.1 branch: 9110 .
Created mpfr tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1171710]
MITRE assigned CVE-2014-9474 to this issue: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q1/18
mpfr-3.1.2-8.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mpfr-3.1.2-5.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.