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Bug 622456 (CVE-2017-9728, CVE-2017-9729) - sys-libs/uclibc: Multiple vulnerabilities
Summary: sys-libs/uclibc: Multiple vulnerabilities
Alias: CVE-2017-9728, CVE-2017-9729
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [upstream cve]
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Blocks: uclibc-porting
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Reported: 2017-06-22 10:03 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2018-10-14 12:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-06-22 10:03:50 UTC
From ${URL} :

Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in uClibc.


In uClibc, there is an out-of-bounds read in the get_subexp function in misc/regex/regexec.c when processing a crafted regular expression.


In uClibc, there is stack exhaustion (uncontrolled recursion) in the check_dst_limits_calc_pos_1 function in misc/regex/regexec.c when processing a crafted regular expression.


@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 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2017-06-22 12:06:44 UTC
There can be no bump.  sys-libs/uclibc is dead.  we should deprecate it in favor of uclibc-ng.

if its okay with security, we can convert this bug to a tree-cleaning bug for uclibc.
Comment 2 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-06-28 12:18:14 UTC
Sounds good, I created a PR to trigger CI for testing:
Comment 4 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2018-10-14 12:20:35 UTC
sys-libs/uclibc has been removed from the tree,