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Bug 596358 (CVE-2016-6808) - <www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.42: Buffer overflow when concatenating virtual host name and URI
Summary: <www-apache/mod_jk-1.2.42: Buffer overflow when concatenating virtual host na...
Alias: CVE-2016-6808
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Deadline: 2017-07-05
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-06 15:56 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2018-12-04 21:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-10-06 15:56:16 UTC
From ${URL} :

The IIS/ISAPI specific code implements special handling when a virtual host is present. The virtual host name and the URI are concatenated to create a 
virtual host mapping rule. It was found that the length checks prior to writing to the target buffer for this rule did not take account of the length of 
the virtual host name, creating the potential for a buffer overflow.

Upstream patch:

External References:

@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 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2017-06-05 16:20:46 UTC
# Michał Górny <> (05 Jun 2017)
# (on behalf of Treecleaner project)
# Unmaintained in Gentoo. Security vulnerability. No reverse
# dependencies. Removal in 30 days. Bug #551216.
Comment 2 Virgil Dupras (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-10-08 11:58:23 UTC
The package has been cleaned up as part of bug 551216. Can we close this bug?