Bug 150712 - CAN-2005-0706 Buffer overflow in grip
CAN-2005-0706 Buffer overflow in grip
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grip (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: CVE-2005-0706
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Reported: 2005-03-09 16:48 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-28 14:50:17 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:304 moderate SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: grip security update 2005-03-28 00:00:00 EST

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-03-09 16:48:01 EST
This issue was discovered by Dean Brettle

While investigating a crash of grip on my FC3 system, I've come across
what appears to be a long-standing remote buffer overflow vulnerability.
Specifically, if the CDDB server (eg freedb.org) returns more than 16
matches (exact or inexact) for a CD, grip will write past the end of a
stack-based array.  I think that means that a hostile server or a
hostile 3rd party submitter to the CDDB server could exploit the bug (by
embedding exploit code in the overflowing matches).
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-03-28 14:50:17 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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