Bug 1810719 (CVE-2020-1751) - CVE-2020-1751 glibc: array overflow in backtrace functions for powerpc
Summary: CVE-2020-1751 glibc: array overflow in backtrace functions for powerpc
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-1751
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: 1813399 1811589
Blocks: 1810721
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Reported: 2020-03-05 19:08 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2020-05-06 12:23 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: glibc 2.31
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An out-of-bounds write vulnerability was found in glibc when handling signal trampolines on PowerPC. The backtrace function did not properly check the array bounds when storing the frame address resulting in a denial of service or potential code execution. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-03-05 19:08:02 UTC
When unwinding through a signal frame the backtrace function on PowerPC didn't check array bounds when storing the frame address.


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Comment 1 Michael Kaplan 2020-03-09 10:01:47 UTC
Created glibc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1811589]

Comment 5 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-04-17 14:09:50 UTC

This flaw did not affect the versions of `glibc` as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7, as they did not include the vulnerable code, which was introduced in a later version of the package.

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