CVE-2012-4424

NameCVE-2012-4424
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in string/strcoll_l.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string that triggers a malloc failure and use of the alloca function.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-165-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs689423

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
eglibc (PTS)wheezy2.13-38+deb7u10fixed
wheezy (security)2.13-38+deb7u11fixed
glibc (PTS)jessie2.19-18+deb8u7fixed
jessie (security)2.19-18+deb8u3fixed
stretch, sid2.24-9fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
eglibcsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium
eglibcsourcesqueeze2.11.3-4+deb6u5mediumDLA-165-1
eglibcsourcewheezy2.13-38+deb7u1medium
glibcsource(unstable)2.17-94low689423

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