CVE-2021-3999

NameCVE-2021-3999
DescriptionA flaw was found in glibc. An off-by-one buffer overflow and underflow in getcwd() may lead to memory corruption when the size of the buffer is exactly 1. A local attacker who can control the input buffer and size passed to getcwd() in a setuid program could use this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code and escalate their privileges on the system.
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

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
glibcsourcebullseye2.31-13+deb11u4
glibcsource(unstable)2.33-4

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=28769
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/01/24/4
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=23e0e8f5f1fb5ed150253d986ecccdc90c2dcd5e
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=472e799a5f2102bc0c3206dbd5a801765fceb39c

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