Bug 841704 (CVE-2012-3420) - CVE-2012-3420 pcp: two memory leaks can lead to pcmd crash or trigger OOM killer
Summary: CVE-2012-3420 pcp: two memory leaks can lead to pcmd crash or trigger OOM killer
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-3420
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 841298 841319 848451 848629 848630
Blocks: 841708
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-07-19 22:40 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:54 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pcp 3.6.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-22 16:57:15 UTC


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Description Vincent Danen 2012-07-19 22:40:11 UTC
Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team discovered two memory leaks in libpcp that can be abused by an unauthenticated remote attacker to crash pmcd (the PCP (Performance Co-Pilot) performance metrics collector daemon) or to consume enough memory to trigger the OOM killer, which may have impact on other processes.

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-07-19 22:41:43 UTC
This CVE comprises of two flaws:

bug #841298  pmcd leaks memory in DoFetch error path
bug #841319  In-band signaling in __pmGetPDU causes pmcd memory leak

Both bugs have respective upstream patches which addresses them.

Comment 3 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-08-16 04:46:46 UTC
Created pcp tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-all [bug 848629]

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-08-20 10:54:46 UTC
pcp-3.6.5-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-08-20 10:57:17 UTC
pcp-3.6.5-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-08-21 18:34:28 UTC
pcp-3.6.5-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-08-21 18:38:15 UTC
pcp-3.6.5-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-09-18 00:01:06 UTC
pcp-3.6.5-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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