Bug 8317 - lack of bounds checking in man
lack of bounds checking in man
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-09 23:18 EST by lumpy_
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 08:11:35 EST
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Description lumpy_ 2000-01-09 23:18:59 EST
lame buffer overflow exists with the -P command line
argument for the man program, which is apparently
installed set-gid "man".
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 08:11:59 EST
Please be a bit more specific - I don't see an overflow there.
-P uses my_strdup, which allocates exactly as much space as it needs.
Feel free to re-open this bug if you thing I'm wrong.

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