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Bug 8317

Summary: lack of bounds checking in man
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: lumpy_ <dynamo>
Component: manAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Version: 6.1Keywords: Security
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Description lumpy_ 2000-01-10 04:18:59 UTC
lame buffer overflow exists with the -P command line
argument for the man program, which is apparently
installed set-gid "man".

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 13:11:59 UTC
Please be a bit more specific - I don't see an overflow there.
-P uses my_strdup, which allocates exactly as much space as it needs.
Feel free to re-open this bug if you thing I'm wrong.