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Bug 464634 (CVE-2013-1914) - <sys-libs/glibc-2.19-r1: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when processing entry mapping to long list of address structures (CVE-2013-1914)
Summary: <sys-libs/glibc-2.19-r1: Stack (frame) overflow in getaddrinfo() when process...
Alias: CVE-2013-1914
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa cleanup]
Depends on: 518364
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Reported: 2013-04-04 19:10 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2015-03-08 14:53 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-04-04 19:10:09 UTC
From ${URL} :

A stack (frame) overflow flaw, leading to denial of service (application crash), was found in the way getaddrinfo() routine (returning a list of address structures for 
particular request) of glibc, the collection of GNU libc libraries, processed certain requests. If an application linked against glibc accepted untrusted getaddrinfo() 
input remotely, a remote attacker could issue a specially-crafted request, which once processed would lead to that application crash.


Proposed Novell patch:
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-05-09 12:00:13 UTC
CVE-2013-1914 (
  Stack-based buffer overflow in the getaddrinfo function in
  sysdeps/posix/getaddrinfo.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.17 and
  earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a
  (1) hostname or (2) IP address that triggers a large number of domain
  conversion results.
Comment 3 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2013-07-09 21:39:50 UTC
Fix is in 2.18:;a=blob_plain;f=NEWS;hb=HEAD
Comment 4 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2014-02-18 19:29:35 UTC
no plans to backport to glibc-2.17 or older
Comment 5 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2015-03-03 03:31:29 UTC
Maintainer(s), please drop the vulnerable version(s).

Added to an existing GLSA Request.
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2015-03-08 14:53:48 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201503-04 at
by GLSA coordinator Kristian Fiskerstrand (K_F).