DescriptionIn man2html 1.6g, a specific string being read in from a file will overwrite the size parameter in the top chunk of the heap. This at least causes the program to segmentation abort if the heap size parameter isn't aligned correctly. In version before GLIBC version 2.29 and aligned correctly, it allows arbitrary write anywhere in the programs memory.
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Debian Bugs1021738

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
man2html (PTS)buster1.6g-11vulnerable
bookworm, bullseye1.6g-14vulnerable
sid, trixie1.6g-16fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - man2html <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - man2html <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - man2html <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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