Bug 1542102 (CVE-2018-6485) - CVE-2018-6485 glibc: Integer overflow in posix_memalign in memalign functions
Summary: CVE-2018-6485 glibc: Integer overflow in posix_memalign in memalign functions
Alias: CVE-2018-6485
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1542103 1547996 1547997 1547998 1548002 1548003 1548004 1548005 1548007 1548008
Blocks: 1542106
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Reported: 2018-02-05 15:04 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-06-10 14:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:39:16 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3092 0 None None None 2018-10-30 07:36:41 UTC

Description Laura Pardo 2018-02-05 15:04:09 UTC
A flaw was found in glibc. An integer overflow in the implementation of the posix_memalign in memalign functions in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.26 and earlier could cause these functions to return a pointer to a heap area that is too small, potentially leading to heap corruption. 



Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-02-05 15:04:43 UTC
Created glibc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1542103]

Comment 8 Pedro Yóssis Silva Barbosa 2018-02-22 14:23:57 UTC

This issue affects the versions of glibc and compat-glibc as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2018-03-06 17:30:31 UTC
glibc-2.26-26.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 12 Yogesh Sawant 2018-03-09 09:12:35 UTC

I am hoping to see a fix for CVE-2018-6485 in RHEL6

Yogesh Sawant

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:36:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:3092 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3092

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