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Bug 598204 (CVE-2016-4738) - <dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.30: Heap overread due to an empty decimal-separator
Summary: <dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.30: Heap overread due to an empty decimal-separator
Alias: CVE-2016-4738
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa+ cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-27 08:15 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2018-04-04 01:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-10-27 08:15:04 UTC
From ${URL} :

A heap overread vulnerability was found in xsltFormatNumberConversion function in libxslt. An empty decimal-separator could cause a heap overread. This 
can be exploited to leak a couple of bytes after the buffer that holds the pattern string.

Upstream patch:

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2017-01-09 23:08:35 UTC
Not yet released,
Comment 2 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2017-09-05 06:59:05 UTC
This patch made it to 1.1.30 release that I just added to the tree.
Comment 3 Christopher Díaz Riveros (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2018-04-03 23:58:25 UTC
Added to existing GLSA.
Comment 4 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-04-04 01:52:42 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201804-01 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).