Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150712
CAN-2005-0706 Buffer overflow in grip
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:52:46 EDT
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).
Patch is located here:
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
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