Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 855030
mcrypt: buffer overflow when processing encrypted file headers [fedora-all]
Last modified: 2012-09-26 05:13:43 EDT
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FWIW, this exploit is prevented by FORTIFY_SOURCE:
*** buffer overflow detected ***: mcrypt terminated
Still gonna push the update though.
mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
mcrypt-2.6.8-9.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.