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Bug 8317 - lack of bounds checking in man
Summary: lack of bounds checking in man
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-10 04:18 UTC by lumpy_
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 13:11:35 UTC

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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.

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