Bug 1445185 (CVE-2017-7476) - CVE-2017-7476 gnulib: Out-of-bounds write by setting a large TZ variable
Summary: CVE-2017-7476 gnulib: Out-of-bounds write by setting a large TZ variable
Alias: CVE-2017-7476
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20170427,repo...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1444774
Blocks: 1445186
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-04-25 08:29 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:57 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-05-02 19:35:48 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-04-25 08:29:13 UTC
An out-of-bounds heap write vulnerability was found in date. Maliciously crafted TZ variable could be used to run arbitrary code as the user running date.

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-04-25 08:33:14 UTC

Name: Pádraig Brady

Comment 2 Kamil Dudka 2017-04-27 08:09:24 UTC
As the fix is already pushed to public git repositories, could the embargo be canceled and the corresponding bugs made public?

Thanks in advance!

Comment 3 Andrej Nemec 2017-04-27 08:25:18 UTC
Upstream patch:


Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2017-04-27 08:29:21 UTC
This really is a gnulib issue, and gnulib is embedded in coreutils.

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