CVE-2015-4042

NameCVE-2015-4042
DescriptionInteger overflow in the keycompare_mb function in sort.c in sort in GNU Coreutils through 8.23 might allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via long strings.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
coreutils (PTS)stretch8.26-3fixed
buster8.30-3fixed
bookworm, bullseye, sid8.32-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
coreutilssource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- coreutils <not-affected> (Debian does not apply coreutils-i18n.patch)
https://github.com/pixelb/coreutils/commit/bea5e36cc876ed627bb5e0eca36fdfaa6465e940
http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/coreutils.git/plain/coreutils-i18n.patch

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