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Bug 636062 (CVE-2017-14731) - <dev-libs/libofx-0.9.14: Heap-based buffer over-read in the ofx_proc_file function (CVE-2017-14731)
Summary: <dev-libs/libofx-0.9.14: Heap-based buffer over-read in the ofx_proc_file fun...
Alias: CVE-2017-14731
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa+ cve]
Depends on: CVE-2017-2920
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Reported: 2017-10-31 15:34 UTC by Christopher Díaz Riveros (RETIRED)
Modified: 2019-08-31 15:08 UTC (History)
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Description Christopher Díaz Riveros (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2017-10-31 15:34:45 UTC
CVE ID: CVE-2017-14731
Summary: ofx_proc_file in ofx_preproc.cpp in LibOFX 0.9.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted file, as demonstrated by an ofxdump call.
Comment 1 Michael Boyle 2018-04-22 02:24:56 UTC
This fix is in the next version: 0.9.12.

Michael Boyle
Gentoo Security Padawan
Comment 2 Michael Boyle 2018-04-22 02:55:08 UTC
Sorry, to clarify, 0.9.12 contains a fix for CISCO TALOS CVE-2017-2816 issue.  Also, the author has fixed CVE-2017-14731 with this commit:

@cstim fad8418 commit fixes this issue, thank you.
Comment 3 Aaron Bauman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-08-17 22:21:39 UTC
Fixed in >=0.9.13
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-08-18 02:13:46 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 451fc2c8ff8cb638785cb2a51d722da9e35700e3
Author:     Aaron Bauman <>
AuthorDate: 2019-08-18 02:06:31 +0000
Commit:     Aaron Bauman <>
CommitDate: 2019-08-18 02:13:31 +0000

    dev-libs/libofx: bump package
    * non-maintainer security bump
    * drop PPC/PPC64 keywords due to new dep on dev-util/gengetopt
    * move from autotools-utils to autotools eclass
    * bump EAPI
    * Update HOMEPAGE and SRC_URI
    * move RDEPEND deps to DEPEND where they belong
    Signed-off-by: Aaron Bauman <>

 dev-libs/libofx/Manifest             |  1 +
 dev-libs/libofx/libofx-0.9.14.ebuild | 56 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 57 insertions(+)
Comment 5 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2019-08-31 15:08:16 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201908-26 at
by GLSA coordinator Thomas Deutschmann (whissi).