Bug 833703 - (CVE-2012-3404) CVE-2012-3404 glibc: incorrect size calculation in formatted printing can lead to FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection bypass
CVE-2012-3404 glibc: incorrect size calculation in formatted printing can lea...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 820868 833716 833717
Blocks: 822803
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Reported: 2012-06-20 03:26 EDT by Stefan Cornelius
Modified: 2016-02-04 01:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-07-18 12:37:52 EDT
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Description Stefan Cornelius 2012-06-20 03:26:28 EDT
It was discovered that the formatted printing functionality in glibc did not properly honor the size of a structure when calculating the amount of memory to allocate. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted sequence of format specifiers, leading to an undersized buffer allocation and subsequent stack corruption, resulting in a crash or, potentially, FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection mechanism bypass, when processed.

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2012-07-11 06:35:02 EDT
Pulic now/CVEs requested via:
Comment 4 Stefan Cornelius 2012-07-11 13:25:54 EDT
A CVE identifier of CVE-2012-3404 has been assigned to this issue.
Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-18 11:23:55 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1098 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1098.html
Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2012-07-18 12:37:52 EDT

This issue did not affect the version of glibc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2012-08-23 10:25:36 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  RHEV-H and Agents for RHEL-6

Via RHSA-2012:1200 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1200.html

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