Bug 1300310 - (CVE-2014-9761) CVE-2014-9761 glibc: Unbounded stack allocation in nan* functions
CVE-2014-9761 glibc: Unbounded stack allocation in nan* functions
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20140519,repor...
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Depends On: 1300311 1358014 1374652
Blocks: 1300316 1386080 1415638
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Reported: 2016-01-20 08:00 EST by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2017-08-01 14:13 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: glibc 2.23
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications, which process long strings with the nan function, to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Sourceware 16962 None None None 2016-01-20 08:02 EST

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Description Adam Mariš 2016-01-20 08:00:31 EST
A stack overflow vulnerability was found in nan* functions that could cause applications which process long strings with the nan function to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code.

Upstream bug:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16962

CVE assignment:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q1/153
Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-01-20 08:01:16 EST
Created glibc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1300311]
Comment 5 Martin Prpič 2016-07-07 03:56:26 EDT
Mitigation:

Do not use any applications which call the affected nan* functions. These functions are used only very rarely.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2017-03-21 06:35:39 EDT
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2017:0680 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0680.html
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 14:13:10 EDT
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:1916 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1916

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