Bug 1283158 - CVE-2015-8107 a2ps: format string vulnerability leading to code execution [epel-6]
CVE-2015-8107 a2ps: format string vulnerability leading to code execution [ep...
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: a2ps (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Mark Chappell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Security, SecurityTracking
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Blocks: CVE-2015-8107
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Reported: 2015-11-18 06:54 EST by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2015-11-24 06:16 EST (History)
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Description Martin Prpič 2015-11-18 06:54:59 EST
This is an automatically created tracking bug!  It was created to ensure
that one or more security vulnerabilities are fixed in affected versions
of Fedora EPEL.

For comments that are specific to the vulnerability please use bugs filed
against the "Security Response" product referenced in the "Blocks" field.

For more information see:

When submitting as an update, use the fedpkg template provided in the next
comment(s).  This will include the bug IDs of this tracking bug as well as
the relevant top-level CVE bugs.

Please also mention the CVE IDs being fixed in the RPM changelog and the
fedpkg commit message.

epel-6 tracking bug for a2ps: see blocks bug list for full details of the security issue(s).

This bug is never intended to be made public, please put any public notes
in the blocked bugs.

[bug automatically created by: add-tracking-bugs]
Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-11-18 06:55:04 EST
Use the following template to for the 'fedpkg update' request to submit an
update for this issue as it contains the top-level parent bug(s) as well as
this tracking bug.  This will ensure that all associated bugs get updated
when new packages are pushed to stable.


# bugfix, security, enhancement, newpackage (required)

# testing, stable

# Bug numbers: 1234,9876

# Description of your update
notes=Security fix for CVE-2015-8107

# Enable request automation based on the stable/unstable karma thresholds

# Automatically close bugs when this marked as stable

# Suggest that users restart after update


Additionally, you may opt to use the bodhi update submission link(s) instead:

Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2015-11-24 06:16:41 EST
I do not believe this should be in EPEL-6.  The a2ps package is shipped in RHEL-6 (Optional), and EPEL is not allowed to override/replace RHEL packages.  Currently, packages in both use the same version - a2ps-4.14-10.1.el6.

Looks like this should be fixed by removing a2ps from EPEL-6.  Note that we are not planning to fix this in RHEL-6 for the reasons explained in bug 1283156.

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