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Bug 8530 - Little buffer overflow
Little buffer overflow
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2000-01-17 05:31 EST by Joao Sacramento
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 10:39:50 EST
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Description Joao Sacramento 2000-01-17 05:31:09 EST
Lately, I found out that pine 4.10, which ships with Red Hat's
latest distributions, has a buggy pico. We can easily overflow
pico while it is evaluating command-line arguments, thus forcing
it to leave a coredump.
Although I haven't checked out pine's source, yet, I suspect
there's a badly written strcpy() out there.

Just start pico and feed it with a 101+ character long filename. It should
immeadiately die. I informed the UW PINE maintainers, and the latest
versions are already fixed. Therefore, 4.20 is not affected.

BTW, joe is also vulnerable.

Joao "zhp" Sacramento
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 10:39:59 EST
We've updated to 4.21 a while ago - that should fix it.

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