Bug 1433278 (CVE-2017-6949) - CVE-2017-6949 chicken: Unchecked size argument in malloc() in CHICKEN Scheme
Summary: CVE-2017-6949 chicken: Unchecked size argument in malloc() in CHICKEN Scheme
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: CVE-2017-6949
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1433279 1433280
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-03-17 09:57 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:09:08 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-03-17 09:57:01 UTC
An issue was discovered in CHICKEN Scheme through. When using a nonstandard CHICKEN-specific extension to allocate an SRFI-4 vector in unmanaged memory, the vector size would be used in unsanitised form as an argument to malloc(). With an unexpected size, the impact may have been a segfault or buffer overflow.

References:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q1/627
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/chicken-announce/2017-03/msg00000.html

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-03-17 09:57:38 UTC
Created chicken tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1433279]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1433280]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 03:09:08 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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