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Bug 530958 (CVE-2014-8625) - <app-arch/dpkg-1.17.22: format string vulnerability (CVE-2014-8625)
Summary: <app-arch/dpkg-1.17.22: format string vulnerability (CVE-2014-8625)
Alias: CVE-2014-8625
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-28 10:15 UTC by Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED)
Modified: 2015-05-11 16:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-28 10:15:09 UTC
*   Escape package and architecture names on control file parsing warning,
     as those get injected into a variable that is used as a format string,
     and they come from the package fields, which are under user control.
     Regression introduced in dpkg 1.16.0. Fixes CVE-2014-8625. Closes: #768485
     Reported by Joshua Rogers <>.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-28 10:18:13 UTC
Arch teams, please test and mark stable:
Targeted stable KEYWORDS : alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 sparc x86
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-29 13:23:39 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-11-29 13:24:08 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 4 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-29 19:43:45 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 5 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-12-01 09:17:05 UTC
sparc stable
Comment 6 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-12-02 11:57:55 UTC
alpha stable
Comment 7 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2014-12-02 20:45:19 UTC
arm stable
Comment 8 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-12-03 09:59:27 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 9 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-12-04 08:27:45 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 10 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-12-06 16:50:21 UTC
ia64 stable.

Maintainer(s), please cleanup.
Comment 11 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2015-04-22 20:58:03 UTC
Maintainer(s), Thank you for you for cleanup.

GLSA Vote: No
Comment 12 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2015-04-22 20:59:59 UTC
CVE-2014-8625 (
  Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the parse_error_msg function in
  parsehelp.c in dpkg before 1.17.22 allow remote attackers to cause a denial
  of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string
  specifiers in the (1) package or (2) architecture name.
Comment 13 Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-05-11 16:25:35 UTC
GLSA Vote: No