CVE Database


Impact: None
Public: 2008-03-25
Bugzilla: 524671: CVE-2008-1391 glibc: strfmon format string problem


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in libc in NetBSD 4.x, FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x, and probably other BSD and Apple Mac OS platforms allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via large values of certain integer fields in the format argument to (1) the strfmon function in lib/libc/stdlib/strfmon.c, related to the GET_NUMBER macro; and (2) the printf function, related to left_prec and right_prec.

Find out more about CVE-2008-1391 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Properly written
application should not use arbitrary untrusted data as part of the format
string passed to functions as strfmon or printf family functions.

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