Bug 4538 - buffer overflow in libtermcap
buffer overflow in libtermcap
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libtermcap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-15 17:42 EDT by kvajk
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-17 12:10:13 EDT
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Description kvajk 1999-08-15 17:42:48 EDT
libtermcap's tgetent() function's bounds-checking is
incomplete, which can result in a buffer overflow from
a bogus termcap file.
I haven't yet come across any real-world security problems
resulting from this, but it should be fixed in any event.

I have a patch which I can supply you with.  Thanks!
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-17 12:10:59 EDT
fixed in errata release...

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