Bug 879057 - (CVE-2012-4426) CVE-2012-4426 mcrypt: multiple format string vulnerabilities
CVE-2012-4426 mcrypt: multiple format string vulnerabilities
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 879108 879109
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Reported: 2012-11-21 18:27 EST by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-11-27 10:13:25 EST
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-11-21 18:27:23 EST
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 2012-11-21 23:44:02 EST
The suggested patch is here:

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-11-21 23:46:41 EST
Created mcrypt tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 879108]
Affects: epel-all [bug 879109]
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo 2012-11-23 06:34:02 EST
there is a typo in the summary s/mcypt/mcrypt
Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2012-11-27 10:13:25 EST
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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