Bug 1302622 - (CVE-2016-2090) CVE-2016-2090 libbsd: heap buffer overflow in fgetwln function
CVE-2016-2090 libbsd: heap buffer overflow in fgetwln function
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1302623 1302624 1302625 1302626
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Reported: 2016-01-28 04:58 EST by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2016-01-30 18:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: libbsd 0.8.2
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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-01-28 04:58:04 EST
libbsd 0.8.1 and earlier contains a buffer overflow in the function
fgetwln(). An if checks if it is necessary to reallocate memory in the
target buffer. However this check is off by one, therefore an out of
bounds write happens.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-01-28 04:58:50 EST
Created libbsd tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1302623]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1302624]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 1302625]
Affects: epel-7 [bug 1302626]

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