Bug 957775 - (CVE-2013-2019) CVE-2013-2019 boinc-client: Stack-overflow by processing XML element with multiple file signatures
CVE-2013-2019 boinc-client: Stack-overflow by processing XML element with mul...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 957812
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Reported: 2013-04-29 09:57 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-31 03:05 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 09:57:07 EDT
A stack overflow flaw was found in the way boinc-client, a Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) client for distributed computing, performed processing of file signatures in certain cases. A rogue BOINC server could provide a specially-crafted file information XML element (containing multiple file signatures) that, when processed would lead to the boinc-client executable crash.

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/04/28/3

Relevant upstream patch:
[2] http://boinc.berkeley.edu/gitweb/?p=boinc-v2.git;a=commitdiff;h=9a4140ae30a72e5175f3f31646d91f2d58df7156
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 10:10:03 EDT
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the boinc-client package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17 and 18.


This issue affects the version of the boinc-client package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL-6. Please schedule an update.
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 11:05:42 EDT
Created boinc-client tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 957812]
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2013-04-29 17:03:52 EDT
As per:


this was assigned CVE-2013-2019
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-05-09 18:03:07 EDT
boinc-client-7.2.33-3.git1994cc8.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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