Bug 903466 - (CVE-2013-0223) CVE-2013-0223 coreutils: segfault in "join -i" with long line input
CVE-2013-0223 coreutils: segfault in "join -i" with long line input
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 903468 1015019
Blocks: 974906
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Reported: 2013-01-23 22:53 EST by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2015-03-06 04:08 EST (History)
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Description Vincent Danen 2013-01-23 22:53:11 EST
It was reported [1] that the join command suffered from a segfault when processing input streams that contained extremely long strings when used with the -i switch.  This flaw is due to the inclusion of the coreutils-i18n.patch.

SUSE has fixed this by fixing the patch.  The changes can be seen here [2].  (There is probably e better place to get the patch, but I don't know where).

[1] https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798541
[2] https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/149348#diff_headline_coreutils-i18n-patch_diff_action_0_submit_0_19


Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2013-01-23 22:54:57 EST
Created coreutils tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 903468]
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2013-01-24 10:58:53 EST
Thanks Vincent, but fedora-all is not really true, I already fixed the issue in Rawhide...
- fix multiple segmantation faults in i18n patch (by SUSE) (#869442, #902917)

Should I just close the bugzillas reported by you as duplicates of #902917/#869442 ?

Btw. all RHELs are affected as well, they use the vulnerable alloca constructs as well...
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2013-01-29 18:30:54 EST
Well, we're not as concerned with Rawhide as we are with released versions.  So unless it's fixed in Fedora 17 and 18, the fedora-all tracker should remain open.  Once they are fixed there, feel free to close it via the regular process.

For RHEL, we know they are affected.  See #c0's statement regarding how we are deferring the fix (low-impact flaw).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-02-01 11:28:21 EST
coreutils-8.17-8.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 15:59:23 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1652 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1652.html

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