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Bug 679044 (CVE-2019-9169) - <sys-libs/glibc-2.30-r6: regular-expression match via proceed_next_node in posix/regexec.c leads to heap-based buffer over-read
Summary: <sys-libs/glibc-2.30-r6: regular-expression match via proceed_next_node in po...
Alias: CVE-2019-9169
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: glibc-2.30-stable
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Reported: 2019-02-28 13:17 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-06-13 01:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2019-02-28 13:17:20 UTC
From ${URL} :

In the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) through 2.29, proceed_next_node in posix/regexec.c has a heap-based buffer over-read via an 
attempted case-insensitive regular-expression match.

Upstream patch:;a=commit;h=583dd860d5b833037175247230a328f0050dbfe9


@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 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2020-03-23 21:29:35 UTC
Fixed in 2.30
Comment 2 NATTkA bot gentoo-dev 2020-04-12 19:30:10 UTC
Unable to check for sanity:

> dependent bug #712726 is missing keywords
Comment 3 NATTkA bot gentoo-dev 2020-04-13 14:41:12 UTC
Resetting sanity check; package list is empty or all packages are done.
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-05-04 18:37:30 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit cce133930b2d85cd8bed66715857ccf550048bbd
Author:     Andreas K. Hüttel <>
AuthorDate: 2020-05-04 18:35:42 +0000
Commit:     Andreas K. Hüttel <>
CommitDate: 2020-05-04 18:37:12 +0000

    package.mask: Update old glibc mask, now masking <2.30-r8
    Signed-off-by: Andreas K. Hüttel <>

 profiles/package.mask | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
Comment 5 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2020-05-22 00:45:30 UTC
Arches and Maintainer(s), Thank you for your work.

Added to GLSA
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2020-06-13 01:05:00 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 202006-04 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).