Re: Buffer Overruns in RedHat 5.0

Cristian Gafton (gafton@REDHAT.COM)
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 15:04:01 -0500

On Tue, 16 Dec 1997, Andreas Jaeger wrote:

> The appended patch should fix the Buffer Overrun in GNU libc 2.0.x
> (RedHat 5.0 contains glibc 2.0.5c). Thanks for pointing out the bug,
> Wilton.

RedHat will be releasing an updated 2.0.5c RPM - we tried to take care of
most of the sprintf(), strcat() and strcpy(tmp, argv[i]) (!!!) things in

I have sent our preliminary security patch to Ulrich for review.


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