Bug 879057 (CVE-2012-4426) - CVE-2012-4426 mcrypt: multiple format string vulnerabilities
Summary: CVE-2012-4426 mcrypt: multiple format string vulnerabilities
Alias: CVE-2012-4426
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 879108 879109
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Reported: 2012-11-21 23:27 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-11-27 15:13:25 UTC

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Description Vincent Danen 2012-11-21 23:27:23 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2012-4426 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2012-4426
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4426
Assigned: 20120821
Reference: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/06/8
Reference: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/06/9
Reference: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/10/5
Reference: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/13/22

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in mcrypt 2.6.8 and earlier
might allow user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors
involving (1) errors.c or (2) mcrypt.c

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-11-22 04:44:02 UTC
The suggested patch is here:


Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-11-22 04:46:41 UTC
Created mcrypt tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 879108]
Affects: epel-all [bug 879109]

Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo 2012-11-23 11:34:02 UTC
there is a typo in the summary s/mcypt/mcrypt

Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2012-11-27 15:13:25 UTC
We've had this fixed in Fedora and EPEL since 2.6.7, thanks to Pavol Rusnak:

So, this issue does not affect us, I'll close out all these bugs.

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