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Bug 4538 - buffer overflow in libtermcap
Summary: buffer overflow in libtermcap
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libtermcap
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-08-15 21:42 UTC by kvajk
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-17 16:10:13 UTC

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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...

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