DescriptionGnulib before 2017-04-26 has a heap-based buffer overflow with the TZ environment variable. The error is in the save_abbr function in time_rz.c.
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 (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnulib (PTS)jessie20140202+stable-2fixed
jessie (security)20140202+stable-2+deb8u1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster20140202+stable-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnulibsource(unstable)(not affected)


- gnulib <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
Fixed by:;a=commitdiff;h=94e01571
Introduced with 4bc76593 and 4e6e16b3f.

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