DescriptionThe REENT_CHECK macro (see newlib/libc/include/sys/reent.h) as used by REENT_CHECK_TM, REENT_CHECK_MISC, REENT_CHECK_MP and other newlib macros in versions prior to 3.3.0, does not check for memory allocation problems when the DEBUG flag is unset (as is the case in production firmware builds).
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
newlib (PTS)jessie2.1.0+git20140818.1a8323b-2vulnerable
bullseye, sid3.3.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - newlib <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - newlib <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - newlib <ignored> (Minor issue)
picolibc might be affected, not yet in the archive

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