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Bug 4538

Summary: buffer overflow in libtermcap
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: kvajk
Component: libtermcapAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description kvajk 1999-08-15 21:42:48 UTC
libtermcap's tgetent() function's bounds-checking is
incomplete, which can result in a buffer overflow from
a bogus termcap file.
I haven't yet come across any real-world security problems
resulting from this, but it should be fixed in any event.

I have a patch which I can supply you with.  Thanks!

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-17 16:10:59 UTC
fixed in errata release...