CVE-2021-35942

NameCVE-2021-35942
DescriptionThe wordexp function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc) through 2.33 may crash or read arbitrary memory in parse_param (in posix/wordexp.c) when called with an untrusted, crafted pattern, potentially resulting in a denial of service or disclosure of information. This occurs because atoi was used but strtoul should have been used to ensure correct calculations.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3152-1
Debian Bugs990542

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
glibc (PTS)buster2.28-10+deb10u1vulnerable
buster (security)2.28-10+deb10u3fixed
bullseye2.31-13+deb11u8fixed
bullseye (security)2.31-13+deb11u10fixed
bookworm2.36-9+deb12u4fixed
bookworm (security)2.36-9+deb12u7fixed
sid, trixie2.38-11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
glibcsourcebuster2.28-10+deb10u2DLA-3152-1
glibcsource(unstable)2.31-13990542

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=28011
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commitdiff;h=5adda61f62b77384718b4c0d8336ade8f2b4b35c

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